For all you camera mobile phone buffs, a new exhibition has just opened at London's Heathrow airport, showcasing photographer Henry Reichhold's latest work. With some images the size a bus (!), it presents inspiring photography from the famous cities of Dubai and Mumbai, all taken with a Nokia N86 mobile phone camera.
Taken over the course of eight days in November 2009, the images present contrasting images of the slums of Mumbai and the fabulous wealth of Dubai. These cities were chosen as Henry believed that the locations would really test the potential of the N86 8MP. Mumbai in particular was the photographer's favourite location because of the fantastic mix of colours available.
To create the panoramic shots, Henry used between 10 and 100 images which he then merged together. He says that some images took a matter of minutes to finish whereas others took months.
Our view - this is a totally interesting project as not only does it showcase good photography but it also challenges the preconceptions made about mobile phone cameras. It's also quite weird (cool?) to have an exhibition like this at LHR T5.
Find out more at www.reichholdarts.com until May 2010.