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Best of iPhone Friday

It is that time of year! I hope you all have had an incredible holiday and were able to spend it with the ones you love. Today I felt like reflecting a bit on this year’s iPhone photography. I shot over 4000 iPhone images this year. HOLY CRAP! I have shared only a fraction of those. Look for a new book to hit the shelves sometime in the near future. Many of those photos will make their debut in those pages.

2012 has been a good year creatively for me and my iPhone. I wrote my first book (iPad Version .PDF Version), and I’m very proud of it. The feedback I have received has been heartwarming. I can’t tell you how many times people write me to tell me how I have opened an entire new world to them and how excited they are to be making images with their iPhone. That’s what I set out to do, and I’m glad I was able to help.

That being said, here are 12 of my favorite iPhone Images from 2012. I hope you continue to share in the adventure in 2013! Have a great weekend…..

1) Writing the story on the Bull Rider’s, I tried my hand with the old iPhone…you know me well enough to know I would have to at least try. I liked it!

2) I remember this moment as if it were yesterday. I was on a long descent on my bike when I raced past this scene. I knew if I wanted to photograph I would have to turn around and climb back up this nasty hill. Well, I sucked it up for art.

3) I shot this image on the shores of La Jolla the day after having a great lunch meeting with Sebastien Page who invited me to write for his website, The negotiations went well, and I have since written 17 articles.

4) There is a very funny story behind this image, one that I will be sharing in my upcoming book. I still can’t believe I made this image. My family and friends can’t either!

5) This image is a reminder of a beautiful and serendipitous night on Maui. Shortly after I made this image, a mother whale and her calf began to breach in the distance. Hypnotized, bathed in magical light, we stood there watching them play until the sun set.

6) This was my niece and her boyfriend watching those whales play.

7) After a hike through an unpredictable herd of cattle, we ended up at Fagen’s Cross overlooking the town of Hana. My wife is always a good sport and poses in my photos. I tell her it’s for scale, but secretly I just like photos of her. Don’t tell anyone!

8) The bamboo forest leading to Waimoku Falls was an experience I will never forget.

9) I think I’m the only person in the world that was able to capture the Venus Transit on their iPhone. I’m sure there might have been someone else, but they’ll need to send me the link to prove it!

10) My buddy Jacob has a rad car, and he drove us around Portland in it. This photo is a tribute to just how rad his car is.

11) The stars were aligned for me on the Bonneville Salt Flats. As a fan of minimalism, this couldn’t have been any better for me.

12) This photo is one that is near and dear to my heart. These are the trees that I pass on regular mountain bike rides in the summer. I guess we have sort of become friends, and they were beautiful that day.

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  1. Wow Justin. I am not sure what I am most impressed with – the images that you posted or that you took 4,000 images on an iPhone. Have a great New Year.

  2. Love it! You must sure had fun picking them out! Everyone so uniquely different. I can’t wait to see what the new year brings! Lovely work Justin :-)

  3. That’s a lot of iPhone images! You always rock the creativity! Looking forward to Hossedia in 2013!

  4. these are sweet Justin, and I am proud to say I was with you when you shot one of them! well sort of, I was in another car, but you know what I mean! well done my friend! these are high speed!! :-)

  5. Pretty darned good collection, my man! I’ll forgive you the fact that you left out that awesome silhouette taken inside Vista House on the grounds that you did include the shot taken from Jacob’s car. I think I’m now inspired to post my favourite iPhone shots too!

  6. Beautiful collection my friend! Proves the capabilities of the iPhone in the hands of someone who knows how to use it!

  7. I don’t know of a single person that does iPhone photos better than you. This is a seriously great collection!

  8. Great iphone stuff, Justin. My two favorites are the butterfly and the side view mirror. But they’re all great… :)

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