Urban Snapshot
Camera Phone Images

"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera."
Edward Steichen

Welcome to the urban snapshot page. All the pictures added to this page will have been taken with camera phones rather than with SLRs or point and shoot type cameras. Although I'm sure we all love our SLRs and 'real' cameras because of thier superior photographic ability, I find that due to size and inconvinience I just don't have mine with me every moment of every day. Nowadays few of us are without our pocket sized camera phones and as they go everywhere with us and most have cameras there is no excuse not to get those 'of the moment' snapshots.

I have also noticed that my style or should I say subject matter changes when I use my camera phone. It gives me another level of photography I formally just did not see. Its small size gives me the freedom to take quick shots as I walk along, I think it also makes me a little braver as I don't feel as if I will be challenged as much as I would with my full size camera. (Coward, me? yeah afraid so)

All of my images on this page are snaps of daily life near and around where I live, predominately London England. I have not cropped the images in any way or done anything with them, they are just as they came out the phone and as i saw the image on the day.

If you click on an image, along with a larger version, you will find some background to let you know where the photographer was and why the image was taken.

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  • Urban Snapshots - Tunnel Vision
  • Urban Snapshots - Coffee in the city
  • Urban Snapshots - Through the gate
  • Urban Snapshots - Urban sunset
  • Urban Snapshots - Urban clutter
  • Urban Snapshots - Coffee in the cafe
  • Urban Snapshots - Dusk in the city
  • Urban Snapshots- Walk on by
  • Urban Snapshots - Roof Pots
  • Urban Snapshots - Through a window
  • Urban Snapshots - Green bus
  • Urban Snapshots - Crane
  • Urban Snapshots - Costa

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NEW YORK HOT DOGS 
Nikon was out of memory I was on the street in New York. I had just had coffee with Marcus Hartel my favourite street photographer and i got this on my ...

City Through Glass 
Was on another one of my random walks through London, this time in canary wharf, and caught some amazing patterns through the glassed roof of the DLR station. ...

Snapshot - Roof Pots 
This shot was taken on my camera phone using the full zoom mode so the quality isn't that good, but I wanted to get as much detail as possible into the ...

Snapshot - Graffiti Garage 
I was wandering around the back streets of Hackney, London. In an area which was once an area full of industrial building but which has now been taken ...

NgobroL Not rated yet
Two parents are in dialogue while filling in time at a hospital

narcism Not rated yet
me in the shadow...my galery project about my self..

Dick boss posts sign forbidding energy drinks... Not rated yet
"No energy drinks on job site." Really? No mention of coffee. The signs posted downtown, on a chain link fence that surrounds a construction site for a ...

The sub-basement Not rated yet
The sub-basement is under the basement. Obvious right? But seriously, I took this at a construction site in an old building. I standing in the sub basement ...

Hey! You forgot your bike. Not rated yet
After exiting the freeway at a stop light I see this bike leaning on the guardrail. I begin to wonder...Where was the owner? Did they get a flat tire, ...

The Techno-Color Autumn Leaf Not rated yet
Maybe the trip down from it's tree caused this expression of color or maybe it defied death and rejected the brown coloring. I watched as the leaf fell ...

Suramadu Brigde Not rated yet
In my adventures on a motorbike from Yogyakarta to Madura (Java Indonesia) pass through this bridge. When it's dusk, love to pass away without a photo ...

right here waiting Not rated yet
Lack of a reliable schedule is biggest problem from public transportation in Jakarta. Taken ...amp; processed by android camera This photo has a lovely ...

NEW YORK HOT DOGS 2 Not rated yet
NIKON WAS OUT OF MEMORY I WAS ON THE STREET IN NEW YORK. I HAD JUST HAD COFFEE WITH MARCUS HARTEL MY FAVOURITE STREET PHOTOGRAPHER AND I GOT THIS ON MY ...

Shadow of Essex  Not rated yet
Taken with my iTouch... which has a tiny camera, around .7 megepixel. So the image is super small. For the color filters, I used a camera phone app called ...

Still Work Not rated yet
An old tailor was doing his job. I often pass through the road and pay attention to him. When I took the time to stop by and take some pictures using my ...

Guildhall Steps Not rated yet
Taken with my iPhone4 - was actually taking a picture of the Stone Lion which behind me in this shot, I turned round to back down the steps and realised ...

'Jacobs Ladder' Portsmouth Not rated yet
This is a rail bridge in the back street of Portsmouth that leads from a Council Estate to a small Commerical Estate in the centre of town, most people ...

Saturday night, Sunday morning. Not rated yet
I came upon this show early one Sunday morning while walking in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia. It is pictured exactly as it was happened upon. ...

Controversial Not rated yet
I grabbed this shot when I went with a friend to look at an apt in Koreatown. Later I discovered that this is a new school being built down town and there ...

Weeping Angel Not rated yet
I saw this statue in the courtyard of a friend's apt bldg. I thought it was so beautiful I had to capture it! Cell phones can be great little cameras.

Venice Beach Not rated yet
Taken at Venice Beach in California with a Pantech Reveal.

Snapshot - Spain or London Not rated yet
This snapshot was taken on a bright sunny WINTERS morning just outside central London in a rather urban and some would say grotty town called Walthamstow. ...

Snap shot - Blue Sky Crane Not rated yet
The building on the far right is the top of the Tate modern Art Gallery in London. This gallery rose from the ashes of a hugh derelict indutrial building. ...

Snapshot - Eco London Not rated yet
This si another of my taken from a cafe window shots. This time I liked the feel of the city shop signs and the busy road beyond. Buses in London are ...

Snapshot of London - Through a window series1 Not rated yet
Well I am a bit of a coffee house sitter. By that I mean I do enjoy a window seat in my favorite coffee bars where I can savor my frothy coffee and watch ...

Snapshot- Walk on by Not rated yet
Shot taken on a one of the rare summer days we get here in London. The shadows were strong and I just couldn't resist. I started off by just taking ...

Snapshot - Dusk in the city Not rated yet
This sunset over the busy streets of London just blew me away. i just had to record it but felt that perhaps my camera phone would not be up to the job, ...

Snapshot- Coffee In the cafe Not rated yet
I do enjoy a cup of coffee every day in my local coffee bar. This shot was taken on one of the rare occasions I get to sit at the window. the shot is ...

Snapshot - urban Clutter and Crossings Not rated yet
This snapshot was taken on a cold dark wet night through the window or a London Pub. I was feeling rather downcast and although enjoying a rather nice ...

Camera Phone Snapshot - Urban Sunset Not rated yet
My work desk is right by the window and so my day is very often interspersed with periods of gazing out of the window. As you can see this shot could ...

Snapshot - Through the Gate Not rated yet
This picture was taken very local to where i live. It was on a day where there was a art festival going on in various locations around my home time. ...

Snapshot - Coffee in the city Not rated yet
i am a total sucker for a good coffee shop in the city. My favourite being Nero's. this shot was taken after a rather long walk along the river Thames ...

Snapshot - Tunnel Vision Not rated yet
I hate driving through tunnels (No, i wasn't driving) and so to take my mind off of it I decided to try and capture the claustrophobic feeling and noisy ...

Urban Giants Not rated yet
Giant gas Cylinder, tanks I don't know what you really call them, are everywhere around London. So you don't have to walk far before you come across these ...

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