The Architecture & Design Category

Our surroundings are full of beautiful buildings, structures, designs and patterns from the countryside to the city. The challenge here is to show the familiar in a new way, whether it’s a skyscraper, the pier on the beach or a shadow on a subway station wall. With mobile photography and a little creativity the limits are endless. If you like to photograph architecture and design be sure to enter your images in this category.

The lead judge for the Architecture & Design category is Marty Yawnick the publisher and founder of the influential mobile photography/iPhoneography blog Life in Lofi.

The Fog by Michel Koralewski

“I have a camera. Sometimes, I use it to make phone calls.”

Marty Yawnick writes and publishes Life In LoFi, one of the world’s leading iPhone photography blogs. He is also a freelance graphic designer and owns Type A Design, a small graphic design studio based in Dallas/Fort Worth. He holds a degree from College of the Canyons, where he majored in Fine Arts — theatre, art, music and film.

In addition to travel, baseball, and various genres of music, his interests also include art and photography and is a respected iPhoneographer as well. His works have been featured locally and globally, including “Pixels at an Exhibition: The Giorgi Gallery Show” and the first EYE’EM Berlin exhibit.

“I grew up around photography. When I was a kid, my dad and I would process Kodak Plus-X Pan that we’d shot in the bathroom after dark. Later in school, photography was something I took throughout junior high and high school.

“I’ve been shooting with an iPhone since I got my 2G in June of 2008. I loved the digital lo-fi qualities of the camera — the color qualities and the noise the 2G added to an image. I love how the iPhone’s camera is practically invisible. You can get the camera places that you cant do with other cameras without effecting the subject or the scene. Most recently, I’ve been shooting with an iPhone 5, but I still shoot occasionally with the 2G.” – Marty Yawnick

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Image Pic #35 by Souichi Furusho – 2011 MPA Architecture & Design Winner


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The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote the global phenomenon of mobile photography and art.  The awards are committed to presenting the art-form in galleries and exhibits. The MPA is the world's largest open gallery call and competition of its kind.
The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote and celebrate mobile photography and art. With fine-art exhibits, competitions and open gallery calls, the MPA is the world's largest event of it's kind.