Many of you may have read my previous post relating to the all-day iPhoneography event being held next year at Macworld 2013, and that I, along with Marty Yawnick from Life in LoFi would be doing a joint presentation about the origins of iPhoneography. Sadly following a number of recent events, which has culminated in a hate campaign against the iPhoneography word/term/brand, which I have taken as a personal attack on me (after all, I created the brand), I have taken the decision to withdraw from the event. I must at this point say, this decision has nothing to do the Dan Marcolina, Marty or the event organisers, as there is a bit more too it. The snide comments and negativity have in part given me some health issues, which in conjunction with other events have lead me to make this decisions.
In addition to withdrawing from the Macworld event, I have also stepped down as one of the judges for this years Mobile Photo Awards, as one of the other judges was at the forefront of this anti "iPhoneography" hate campaign.
From a personal point of view, I am sad at all the negativity I am seeing from some circles in the "mobile photography" community towards iPhoneography, and even sadder, that I don't see an end to this negativity.