10 on 10: March – A Little Bit of Me and iPhoneography

I recently came up against one of those creative road blocks, and for a week, couldn’t decide what I would do for this month’s 10 on 10. I thought about photographing my day, but my day consists of a lot of sitting at my computer — editing, and I didn’t think that would appeal to anyone. It certainly didn’t appeal to me.

I actually went to the beach one day and got sand, brought it home, and photographed shells. I thought I would pretty them up with textures, etc., but I wasn’t feeling it at all. I had already committed to 10 on 10, and now it was the 11th..yipes!

Then…I stumbled upon Susan Tuttle somehow. I think because I’d heard her name twice in one week, I figured I’d better look her up. I immediately fell in love her iPhone photos…the textures and effects she used–they were so artful! She offered an on-line class on iPhoneography, and it was half-price at the moment, so I jumped in. In one afternoon, I stuffed a lot of learning down my throat, and with little time to find things to shoot, I decided I’d follow her lead and photograph me. Nothing too exciting, but with blurring and lighting effects, I thought, why not?


These are 10 images that I created off the cuff. I thank 10 on 10 and our circle of women for inspiring me to participate–to get out my camera (or iphone) and shoot, when I may get too trapped in my editing work, and encouraging me to simply create.


The hardest part was taking photos hands free! I used a timer app, but still, I had to lean my phone up against things, stack up books so it would be high enough, and then it was a lot of trial and error…a lot!



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I look forward to creating much more iPhone art with the tools I now have and more that I’ve yet to learn. Please follow around our circle of women, starting with the lovely Suzanne O’Brien.

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  1. Posted March 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm by Micah Hewett | Permalink

    I have not words.

    I just want to frame these and put them in an art show.



    • Posted March 16, 2014 at 12:18 am by Kim | Permalink

      That means so much to me, Michah. Thank you so much for your sweet words! :)

  2. Posted March 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Kristina Rust | Permalink

    WOW! Love these images. SO creative and cool. I will definitely check out Susan Tuttle work too.

    • Posted March 16, 2014 at 12:18 am by Kim | Permalink

      Thanks so much, Kristina! Yes, do check her out!

  3. Posted March 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm by Kathleen | Permalink

    These are stunning Kim – I love your face framed with your hand, your eyes are so beautiful! Love, love. love you

    • Posted March 16, 2014 at 12:17 am by Kim | Permalink

      Thanks so much, Kath! I was actually holding a starfish, but it’s so blown out that it’s hard to tell. Trial and error!! Love, love, lov e you too!

  4. Posted March 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm by Laura Bastien | Permalink

    Wow! Who ever would have thought that such gorgeous and artful images could be taken on an a phone! Truly beautiful images, Kim!

    • Posted March 16, 2014 at 12:17 am by Kim | Permalink

      Thank you so much, Laura! I think I will be doing much more of these in the near future! :)

  5. Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:32 am by obrien_suzanne@yahoo | Permalink

    Um, wow. These are stunning and so brave, I truly admire the self-portraits. Thanks for sharing the backstory behind these beauties, makes them even more special that you pushed yourself to create when you maybe weren’t quite feeling it. Such an inspiration!

    • Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:45 am by Kim | Permalink

      Thank you, Suzanne. Self portraiture is difficult for me, but getting easier each time! It’s a great exercise!

  6. Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:15 am by Connie Hanks | Permalink

    You are amazing, my dear, beautiful, inspiring and talented friend! So glad you pushed yourself to create these beauties! You stretched and it paid off, without a doubt. Love, love, love! The mood and range of these really makes me want to linger… Love ya! xoxo

    • Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:44 am by Kim | Permalink

      Thanks, sweet Connie! Love ya too! xoxox

  7. Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm by kim | Permalink

    They turned out great! I love the textured effect. Some look like paint. I found them very interesting. I love that you were able to use your phone to create them. I don’t have one but, I love the idea.

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