In Antarctica, says London-based photographer Anna Vlasova, snow comes in more shades than white, coloring ancient icebergs in pastel shades of blue and green. Seventy percent of the planet’s water is held precariously within these floating monoliths, bodies of frozen fluid that can tower as high as our lofty skyscrapers and extend well below sea level, where they are blanketed in a fuzzy layer of ice algae. For The Character of Snow, Vlasova tells the story of these enigmatical and volatile bodies, glancing back thousands of years to a time when they roamed the seas, uninhibited and unbroken by the will of mankind.
In the age of Instagram, one thing has become clear: the next generation of cameras are in our phones as more and more artists are choosing phone cameras to make compelling work. Over the next week, we are thrilled to present a series of three phenomenal Guest Instagrammers who are using the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to do just that.
The first photographer to take over our Instagram is Rockie Nolan, who will be filling our feed with images relating to the theme of “lightness.” Nolan’s work is playful and vibrant, and we caught up with her in between shoots to see what we can expect from her and her Galaxy S6 edge. Since the theme was open-ended, she chose to approach it in a metaphorical way, capturing moments that she felt carried a “soft, nostalgic feel to it that was emphasized by the quality of light.”
Nolan loves working with the Galaxy S6 edge because it gives her a wide variety of exposure controls; “it feels more like photographing with a dSLR, without the bulk of carrying one around,” she explains. She also enjoys the larger screen, which enabled her to easily preview her captures. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge features an easy to use camera that captures images that are clearer than ever, meaning that photographers can shoot even in low light without sacrificing quality. Nolan noticed this quality immediately, and she doesn’t take the phone’s tonal range for granted: “it doesn’t overcompensate mid-tones by blowing out the highlights like many small cameras.”
This post was sponsored by our friends at Samsung.