• Postcards for You




    Happy and proud to be the part of the Studio b. Light Impressions Book!!!
    The book is all about the celebration of from iPhoneographers across the globe!!
    Take time to check out the book preview.
    Check out digital preview of the book here —–>

  • My Interview for the Women’s mobile photographers Collective Streets Ahead


    Recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by the Women’s mobile photographers Collective Streets Ahead to share my thoughts, my inspirations and my experience on street .
    Click the link to find out the details

    1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? Where do you live? If you work outside the home… what is your profession/professional background? Have you always been interested in photography?
    Are you (or have you been) involved in any other medium… such as painting, sculpture, writing, music?

    “Descriptive geometry and drawing. A short course with practical exercises”

    NP: I was born and currently live in Moscow, Russia. Being creatively inclined, I chose acting as a profession. Not surprisingly, photography has become one of my biggest passions. I don’t paint beautiful pictures and I’ve never studied fine arts or photography. I started shooting photos with my iPhone 2 in 2010. I was at a point in my life where I felt the need to look for happiness in small things and I began taking photos of things around me. It started off as something that I did to kill time and it became a creative outlet. It was addictive and almost changed my life.

    When words are not your weapon, you do not need them to express yourself. You can say so many powerful and deep things to different people in one language which everyone can understand – a visual language, through images. Armed with my iPhone 2 and my first photography , I began exploring the medium – developing my skills from just capturing images to moving into the art of .

    Now, it makes my day and is what I really want to do. It breathes new life into me and gives me a reason to discover the gems of everyday life. I am curious about everything in photography and I am not afraid to experiment in this field.

    Go straight ahead and be brave! It does wonders! Since last year, I have been one of the Resident Artists at Gallery G8 in Moscow. I am also a curator of the “Around The World” column in the newest for the iPad, ‘iPhotographer ‘, available in the Apple stand. And I am sure that there will be a lot of new and interesting things ahead.

    2. Which mobile device do you use to take your photographs? Also, we’d be very interested in learning what camera apps you use (if any)… as well as post processing apps.

    “Let’s bike it. A day without a car” (exhibited in 2012 in Moscow, print sold and proceeds donated to charity)

    NP: Currently I use the iPhone 4 and the iPad for post processing. What apps? That is a good question, despite the fact that my preferences constantly change. For taking photos I use the native iPhone camera, Hipstamatic, Pro Camera, 645 PRO Mk2, Classic PAN, Retro Cam, Slow Shutter – many different apps. For post processing, I use Snapseed, MonoVu, Filterstorm, Tangent, Halftone, Blender, Procreate, Decim8, Strut Type, Alt Photo, Retouch and Glaze. The list is actually quite endless. I usually use a bouquet of applications, depending on the desired process and effect.

    3. Is Street Photography a genre that you predominately focus on in your work?

    “To move along …”

    NP: Oh no, I can’t say that street photography is my first direction. I just seek, spy and shoot some photos from time to time. There are so many really great photographers who focus on it, and I would like to aspire to reach their high level. I wish that I could travel more … who knows? But I must say, I really love this genre, because shots of street life freeze candid situations and have the ability to go deep in to the small dramas that take place in everyday life.

    4. Do you see street photography mainly as photojournalism? Or do you think that this genre intersects with the art world?

    “Pass me by”

    NP: Street photography and photojournalism are two very similar genres of photography that often overlap while having distinct individual qualities. For example, the language of street photography is subtle and not as loud and outspoken as photojournalism, however they are both from the art world.

    5. There is a general question among some people about the morals and ethics of taking pictures of strangers in a public environment. Many think that this is an infringement of an individual’s rights and privacy. What are your thoughts on this? Has the question about “privacy” been an issue for you in your work? Have you had any negative experiences taking street photographs in your home country or whilst travelling abroad? How did you handle them? Do you have any rules in place when you are on the street photographing? For example: are there certain “things” or situations that you personally feel are “off limits” in your photography? Can you explain why?

    “Street fashionista”

    NP: This is a good question which I find it difficult to answer. I will try to explain. On the one hand, most people today have a cell phone that has a camera, and taking photos has become an ordinary situation. But on the other hand, I do not like it when the camera is directed at me without my permission. It sounds selfish on my part, but my excuse is my profession of being an actor. From my own point of view, as long as I do that are just for fun, I follow some simple rules (which are significant to me). Actually, the rules are nothing special – except some situations that I personally feel are “off limits”. For example, I don’t take photos when I see someone else’s private grief or death and I don’t take photos of homeless or destitute people. I guess you know what I mean. I would not want to relish in someone else’s misfortune.

    6. Do you think that women bring to photography, especially street photography, a certain perspective that is not necessarily shared by many male photographers? If so, can you elaborate on your thoughts?

    “Darling I call you later”

    NP:Hmmm… I am not sure. Each photographer has his own individual style and technique. It seems these features are not related to gender.

    7. Are there any women street photographers/photo journalists who have inspired you in your work? If so, who are they? And what inspires you about their work?

    NP: Because of the fact that I’ve never studied photography, all my knowledge and skills are mostly based on self-study (in theory and in practice). So I can’t boast of an extensive knowledge in this field. But I must say that I am inspired by the works of the various great masters of street photography and photojournalism regardless of their gender and life time. Speaking of icons, I would single out these names: Elliott Erwitt with his wonderful black and white pictures taken in an ironic manner; the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson with his fantastic compositions; John Thomson with his classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism; Yevgeny Chaldei best known for his work as a World War II photojournalist; William Eugene Smith who was also known as a World War II photojournalist; Dorothea Lange with her great documentary photographs; Alfred Eisenstaedt with his truly candid photographs; Leonard Freed who was known not only as a photographer but also as a film maker and Steve McCurry who is best known for his evocative colour photography and his most recognized portraits for National Geographic.

    However, I would like to focus a bit on one of the most popular photographers in recent years and the most mysterious – American photographer Vivian Maier. An exhibition of Maier’s work is currently on show at the Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography in Moscow. A few days ago I had the pleasure of viewing her simple, sensual and elegant street photos. The exhibition includes 50 black and white prints of street life in Chicago and New York.

    Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow, Russia

    8. Do you think that more women are getting involved in this genre because of the democracy and immediacy of mobile devices? What are your thoughts on this?

    NP: No.

    “Through the gap”

    9. What are your thoughts on post-processing mobile street images? Do you post process your images? Can you share with us an example of your workflow process?

    NP: Sure, I do from time to time if it is necessary. My skills are not so great that I am able to get the absolutely perfect shot. Plus of course the iPhone still has some limitations. So I do post-process to crop or fix contrast or brightness and tones. However, some of my street shots have be turned into the art works. It depends on my mood and feelings.


    10. Can you share with us a few of your images that you feel give us good overview of your work… we’d love to hear what you were thinking or felt when you took these photographs. What moved you?

    1. “What’s his deal?”

    NP: One of the four main images included in the final version was an ordinary photograph of a man passing by.
    It is not a great shot, but I really love how he looks, as well as his free attitude. I decided to turn this image in to an avant-garde piece of art, adding a bit of geometry and other things. This work was produced in a limited edition of 5 and is presented at Gallery G8 in Moscow. Apps used: Slow Shutter, Camera +, addLib, Blender, ScratchCam.

    2. “Run away little princess, this is no fairy tale”

    NP: Usually I prefer black and white for my street photos. This is because for me, things look more prominent and important – more powerful and more dramatic in black and white. At the same time, black and white can also be a forgiving colour – it allows you to make mistakes. For example, I think blur and grain look much better in black and white. But for this image, I decided to place the accent on the colour – it seemed to work best in this instance. Apps used: Snapseed, Color manager

    3-4. “Don’t lie to make me fee better” and “Let the Rain Pass”

    NP: Sometimes I like to “paint” my street shots. Apps used: Hipstamatic, Glaze, Blender, Halftone

    11. What are your personal artistic goals and aspirations?
    12. Are there any artistic aspirations that you have for the mobile street photography
    genre overall?

    “March of Millions, June 12, 2012″

    NP: Hmm…Don’t use the pause button and never stand still! That’s my main artistic goal and aspiration! Change is the law of life.
    I would like to have more time to keep up everywhere and always keep abreast of all news. I am seriously thinking of cloning myself!

    “An ordinary life”

    13. Where do you show your work? What social networks are you on? On which platforms are you most involved?

    NP: I have a personal website where I publish some of my work, some news, events, , reviews and publications. I also use EyeEm, Flickr, Facebook, IPA, Pixels, Twitter, Pinterest and for the shameful PR posts I use Instagram. I always use @

    “Russian Opposition Rallies in Moscow”

    14. Do you have any mobile street photography tips or tricks that you’d like to share with us?

    NP: 1. Be fast and invisible 2. Spy and seek 3. Have fun! 4. Practice makes perfect!

    “Just one look, March of Millions”, June 12, 2012 (won 3rd place in the News/Events category at the 6th iPhone Photography Awards™ (2013)

    16. Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?

    NP: Some words of gratitude. I would like to thank for inviting me to do this , the kindest, talented and most responsive person Cara Gallardo Weil. She was one of first people I ‘met’ in the iPhone community (amongst others). I would also like to thank JQ Gaines and of course Joanne Carter for her great, important and hard job, and for this wonderful opportunity to share my thoughts, experience and photos.

    “Summer pleasures” (exhibited in Moscow in 2012, print sold and proceeds donated to charity)

    Some of images above were included in my photo book, Hide and Seek (2012, Blurb). This book represents my point of view of the beauty of the city of Moscow and its inhabitants. It is a fascinating journey through the Moscow’s street life. The creation of this book had become my personal proof that iPhoneography has reached a new level.

    Click the link to the original interview at

  • iPhotographer Magazine is your new iPad jewel!


    An exciting new , iPhotographer, to be the lens focused on the vibrant world of mobile and sharing, channeling all that energy and excitement into a fun, informative, and beautiful format.

    iPhotographer is a multi-media and fully interactive publication: beautiful galleries from around the world, interviews, audio to delight and educate, detailed , gear reviews, an advice column, the best of Instagram galleries in every issue.

    Add to this the always amazing selection and curation, along with informative articles, at times off-beat and funny, always geared to enriching your life as both a maker and lover of great pictures, and you have the most exciting photography, , and lifestyle magazine on the planet!

    As one who takes pictures with your phone and shares them with friends, family, and the world, you, we, are part of a revolution, a global phenomenon unprecedented in human history.

    Don’t miss it and find out more and subscribe here:

  • MOB Fiction Magazine


    I am really happy to announce the first issue of awesome digital for all mobile phone lovers, created by my talented iFriends Rosanna Cappiello & Mark Allan Smith.

    Mark&Rosanna (Founders of Mob Ficton) met through in 2012 in the UK. Now a couple, they realized that for them their shared passion for mobile was the key to a fuller, happier life together.

    Congrats my dear friends and much success!
    It is a great and hard work. You guys rock!!!

    So let’s welcome MOB Fiction!

    Mob Fiction is a digital Art magazine for all mobile phone lovers, showcasing striking visual artists from all around the globe. The magazine focuses on a contemporary way of creating Art by using smart-phones.
    This magazine is not the usual collection of “pretty” pictures but an outstanding body of work created by ordinary people with extraordinary talent; artists who have found their own voice and passion using their mobile phone to create and visually communicate.”

    This book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes
    Requirements: This book can only be viewed using iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad. iOS 5.1 or later is required.
    Please notice: In Russian App Store MOB Fiction isn’t available just yet (will be fixed)

    btw, I’m featured in! ;)
    Thanks a bunch to Rosanna&Mark for this great opportunity. It’s an honor to be among so many talented digital artists from around the world.
    Here’s my submission for the #1 MOB Fiction

  • Soon! Soon! Soon! Mobile Masters, Crossing the Threshold


    So glad to share these wonderful with you, my friends!
    Soon! Soon! Soon! January 28!
    “Mobile Masters, Crossing the Threshold” is in review at iTunes!
    This iPad eBook is a commemorative companion to the Mobile Masters Sessions to be held at Macworld Expo on January 30, 3013. (some tickets still available)

    “Over 50 of the worlds most notable iPhoneographers reveal their techniques, passion and vision in a compelling interactive format by the foremost author on Dan Marcolina. This iPad eBook is a companion to the Mobile Masters Sessions held at Macworld expo. And contains the work and views of most all the speakers and many more leaders in this mobile movement.
    I believe we are at the beginning of a historical movement in “the mobile movement”. The convergence of: outstanding tech in a camera that is always with you, along with cheap easy to discover and the sharing and learning of techniques within the huge social gallery called instagram/facebook has allowed many more people to intuitively create with images.
    Within this exponential growth there are small underground pockets of people that are truly reinventing the artform. This appBook is an attempt to not only reveal what these talented folks are doing with images but also expose their passion and vision for the movement.” -Dan Marcolina
    Dan Marcolina is the owner of Phila-based Marcolina Design & MarcolinaSlate LLC . Known for his award-winning print, web, and work, Dan’s images have appeared in juried shows and dozens of publications worldwide. His obsession with images has reinvigorated his love for both photography and visual experimentation.

    I am really honored to have been selected to be a part of this ebook among the other most talented artists in the world, who represent the of iPhoneography!

    My huge congratulations to everyone, who participated! All contributions look absolutelly great and inspiring!
    Of course, special thanks for this unique opportunity and for giving the honor of being a part of it to Dan Marcolina and Knox Bronson!

    Knox Bronson is singer, composer, songwriter, artist, and sooooo on. First of all, Knox Bronson is founder of only curated site for the global iphonic art movement, P1xels—The Art of the iPhone,, featuring the work of the finest artists working the medium around the world. Knox produced the first ever juried gallery show of iphonic art three years ago and has since produced shows all over country and the world, garnering press all around the globe, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and even representing the smiley face of the USA on a video feature for the Voice Of America network in the Middle East.

    Please take time to view this promo video!

    Don’t forget to download “Mobile Masters, Crossing the Threshold” at your iPad!  ;)