Fellow MPGer Benedicte Guillon featured on the Pick Pack, Instagram magnet printer, blog.
Salut Bénédicte. Tell me a little about yourself and what brought you from South Korea, where you were born, to Paris, where you live now.
Hi! my name is Bénédicte, and I live in Paris. I was born in South Korea but I left to the west of France when I was only 6 months old. I spent my first twenty years there then I used to move to different places. I now live in Paris for more or less five years and I think I’m going to stay there for a litlle while.
How did you start with mobile photography and what’s the best thing about Instagram?
I started mobile photography in 2010 when I bought my first iPhone. I didn’t know anything about photography at that time and I just started to take some photos with some fake Polaroid apps like polarize or Shakeit Photo. When Hisptamatic was launched, I definitely used my phone more and more as a camera device. I then created a flickr account to share my pics and I found a growing community of mobile photographers. Instagram is a great place for the community to keep on evolving. It may be one of the most powerful tool for photographers to interact, build and promote projects, and growing together. The flow of images is incredible, and it is always possible to discover some great talents in the mass. To me, inspiration and interaction are the best things with this kind of social platform.
How much time do you spend on mobile photography during an average day? How would you define your own style?