Thursday, September 10, 2009

Talking Pictures

Above: Marrissa Findlay's lovely flamingos

Mobile phone technology is developing so quickly that anything may soon be possible with the power-packed communication devices; changing channels, blocking police radars, opening the garage door - our world is the personal communication device's oyster. Yet it is the camera component of the phone which is here and now. Recognising this Samsung have teamed up with some of Aotearoa's most creative people to celebrate the launch of the new Samsung Ultra Touch staging an exhibition and auction of images taken on the phone's 8 megapixel camera with dual power LED flash. The selection of collaborators is quite inspired too: brilliant film-maker Taika Waititi, artist Otis Frizzell, Front Row Diary editor Anna Fitzpatrick, TVNZ make-up queen Michiko Hughes, actress Madeleine Sami, George FM breakfast host Nick D, fashion photographer Marissa Findlay and media personalities Tee Twyford and Josie Steenhart. The exhibition takes place at the new Zambesi store in Newmarket on September 16 and will raise funds for one of the best charities around, Youthline. Judging by these first pics in - which can be seen online here on a regularly-updated basis, it will be a fascinating mix of creative capture.

Above: Anna Fitzpatrick knows a good pair of shorts when she sees them.
Below: Michiko Hughes snaps the fashion TV.
Bottom: Otis Frizzell takes one of an E.