With their new weekly magazine dedicated to smartphone photography, FLTR, theBritish Journal of Photography has placed a bet on modernity. Designed exclusively for the iPhone, the magazine’s designer and journalist Olivier Laurent reviews the latest camera accessories and apps, interviews professional and amateur photographers, and offers in-depth analysis of developments in the world of smartphones.
The first five issues of FLTR feature articles on several appealing themes, including how the New York Times Magazine looks for inspiration on Instagram, how to take good pictures with smartphones in low light, and how one can sell smartphone photographs. The highlights of the first issue are an article by Fred Ritchin discussing the impact of smartphones during events like September 11, and a wonderful interview with Instagram photographer Théara Kam, whose work appears in a portfolio that nimbly blends genres. “I believe [smartphones] are revolutionizing the entire field more than any technology has done in 150 years,” says Laurent.