iPhone Photography eBook interviews Jordi V. Pou

Photographer Misho Baranovic, who has been creating and sharing iPhone photography since the early days, has just published an excellent digital book, “iPhone Photography: How to Shoot, Edit and Share Great Photos”, in which he shares a lot of information on how to shoot photos with an iphone, edit them, and share them. It’s a great, single-volume course on the complete iPhoneography workflow.


In some sections of the book Misho interviews other high-profile pioneers of iPhoneography, including Aik-Beng Chia, Greg Briggs, Andrea O’Reilly, Robert-Paul Jansen, Theodore Kaye, Oliver Lang, Benedicte Guillon and Jordi V. Pou. Jordi talks about his Kokovoko projects and shares an example of his iphone editing process.



You can buy the ebook in this link.


In Praise of Mobile Phone Photography

Jordi’s Kokovoko work is now included in this online exhibition at the Forward Thinking Museum.


Named “In Praise of Mobile Phone Photography” includes work from twelve internationally selected photographers using an iPhone.



This is the presentation text by curator Peter Fahrni included in the site :


The use of an iPhone has become an extraordinarily liberating experience for many photographers, who – over the course of just a few years – have come to rely on the device as a secondary camera or even as the only one they will ever use. Photojournalists appreciate the low-key exploration of less than friendly territory without police confrontation. For street photographers, the iPhone reduces a sense of “otherness” between a passerby and the photographer with traditional bulky equipment.


As the artist’s ability to see a story and his/her commitment to telling it continues to be one of the strongest motivators for taking pictures, it remains important to find an audience to share that story with. A mobile phone’s inherit connection to the web allows for easy upload to a myriad of social platforms and photo sharing sites. This universal need to participate blurs the lines between the professional and amateur photographer.


The twelve artists in this exhibit happen to share the same hardware – an iPhone – to capture images, but they differ on the specific apps and the extent to which these are used to alter a photograph. Some processes are minimal and replicate digitally what has long been the prerogative of any photographer: to choose between color and black-and-white, to pick a specific camera and lens, which in turn will result in a particular look, or to adjust tonal values in the darkroom. Other modes of in camera processing go beyond image adjustment and enter the realm of image creation. You are about to feast on many layers of innovation in this remarkable group of creative photographers.


– Peter Fahrni, Director, Forward Thinking Museum


FotoFesta 2012

Fotofesta 2012 is a one day Photography Festival organized by the Centre de Fotografia Francesc Català-Roca in Barcelona. It is a biannual festival, this year edition was held on June 29th. Includes exhibitions, projections, lectures, workshops, and many more.


One of the events included a talk by Jordi V. Pou about Smartphones and Photography, and how is this new tool is changing how photography is done and shared.



Twenty Artists for a Cause

Yesterday an exhibition titled “Twenty Artists for a Cause” opened in Lleida Public Library. It’s an exhibition to raise funds for the “Jaume Arnó Renal Foundation”. Twenty artist give one of his works to the exhibition.


Works will be in exhibition till mid September. Then there will be an open auction to sell the works during a dinner in another of the most emblematic buildings in Lleida, La Llotja theater and Congress Hall.


Work by Jordi V. Pou is from his “Insulae” work.


Contemporary Art in Hospital

This last months Jordi V. Pou has been directing a project named “Contemporary art in Hospital”. This project is collaboration between La Panera Art Center and Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, both in Lleida, in a European funded program aiming to bring art projects to hospitals.


Jordi was asked to propose and run an art project inside the Hospital. According to the type of work he is doing lately the decision was to run a project using smartphones and photography. A set of smartphones was made available for anytime use to a group of people inside the hospital, including patients, families, doctors, and hospital workers. All of them have been using the smartphone to explain by images what is their daily experience in the hospital.


With a total of 13 participants and more than 250 images the results from a total of eight weeks project is now online at www.artihospital.org


The project was presented in a press conference yesterday. There has been a wide coverage by press and tv. As example see how Segre newspaper covers it in this pdf.


TV3. TV News.


TV Lleida. TV News.


This video was recorded a month ago during Kokovoko exhibition. It was recorded and edited by a group of students from a high school in Lleida as a course project.



Thank you Miriam, Marta, Jeny and Aitor for this video.


Lys Photo Magazine

One of Jordi V. Pou Kokovoko project images is featured in the section ONE SHOTS inside the first online magazine LYS PHOTO. See it at www.lysfoto.org


Lys Photo is an on-line magazine of new connected photography, founded by Star Rush and Jennifer Inslee in April 2012, is published every 8 weeks.



MindMap Magazine

MINDMAP exhibition opens today in Venray, The Netherlands.


The MINDMAP magazine is just the first publication for this amazing exhibition showing works from up to 63 artists and writers, including Jordi V. Pou Kokovoko project. A catalog will follow. It’s so amazing to see my name selected for the cover of the magazine, with such great artists in the list.


See previous post for more info on exhibition or visit MindMap site.


Thanks Pascalle for sending me this photograph!!!

Jordi V. Pou selected for MindMap exhibition

Jordi V. Pou´s Kokovoko project will be included in upcoming MindMap exhibition to be held in Venray, The Netherlands, from May 25th to October 14th 2012.


Exhibition will be showing up to 63 artists and writers in a  Manifestation about Art and Psychiatry showing all around the city of Venray, including Odapark Contemporary Art Center.


As MindMap website says; “On the question of whether creativity can be effectively recovered in the physical form of someone’s brains, MINDMAP gives no answer. We show examples, examine stories and discuss theories. Above all, we accept a connection, because we feel for art and for people who live their lives in the world of psychiatry. We recognize each other’s view of reality. Bringing these visions to attention is what MINDMAP wants to do. We do this eminently in the city of Venray, base of one of Holland’s most important centers for psychiatric care.


List of included artists show some important names in art, like Andy Warhol, Marina Abramovic, Andrea Lehmann, Edward Lipski, Sofie Muller, Jan Fabre, Erick Habets, and a large list you can see here.



Visit project site for more info about this project.

Kokovoko Featured in “LECTURA”

Segre newspaper sunday magazine “Lectura”  included yesterday a four pages feature about Kokovoko project and exhibition.



See full magazine pdf or article pdf