Suzan Mikiel Kennedy is an actor, writer and avid iPhone photographer. Her photography project "Looking for the Both of Us" was featured in Conflux Festival 2009, New York City.
These photos are a love story. I lost my son, Hazen, to cancer. For the nearly six years of his life, we explored every square foot of New York City. After losing him, New York City became an overwhelming flood of memory, too painful step foot upon. By using my camera phone, I began to focus on urban vignettes and abstracts as a means express my relationship with my surroundings filtered through my experience. Every moment in life has binary conditions: light and shadow, triumph and loss, etc. Within three years, I have chronicled thousands of city scenes and inhabitants. My primary medium is an iPhone3G. Through the use of applications, framing and capturing opportune moments in space and time, my mission is to photograph the wonder, mystery, and humor of urban life in its chaotic structure. I record the present through the filter of my past. Most photos are untouched, or altered with iPhoto or various applications.
As an actor, Suzan can be seen in the upcoming Upstate, a feature film shot in summer 2009 in and around Hudson, NY. She can also be seen in Children of Invention, which premiered at Sundance and has been a top prizewinner at several film festivals. Other recent TV/Film: Law and Order, Floyd and the Straight Edge
If you would like to showcase your iPhone photos here on the iPhoneography blog, then send me an email and I'll reply with details on how to submit.