National Geographic Photographer on Assignment with Only His Cellphone
The Nokia Lumia 1020 was met with a lot of skepticism, and sparked yet another battle in the megapixel war. But for a cell phone, it’s hard to deny that the photos look pretty darn good. Now when you think of National Geographic you think of incredible photographs of rarely seen places and people. You know the photographers hired by NatGeo are the best in the world at what they do, and probably work with the best gear money can buy. Well this time they did a little something different. They sent a 17 year veteran out in the field with only a cell phone! Stephen Alvarez was given a pair of Nokia Lumia 1020 phones and told to go circumnavigate the Grand Canyon and document the entire process.
What I found so interesting about this project is the level that National Geographic has taken this seemingly mundane assignment. They’ve taken the work produced by Alvarez and made it into an interactive journey made by only a cell phone. From a map with geotagged photos to behind the scenes videos (yes those too were made using the Nokia Lumia 1020). Not to mention the talent of Alvarez behind the lens makes for a visually inspiring adventure. I don’t know about you, but after seeing this, I’m inspired to get out and makes some awesomeness myself! Do you own the Nokia Lumia 1020? If so, share some of your images in the comments below!