The advent of high resolution cameras and mobile devices has opened up new possibilities for creativity. The mobile photography movement has grown out of the twin benefits of accessibility (many individuals utilize smart-phones) and portability (those individuals nearly always have their phone at the ready). Critics of mobile photography maintain that the “instagramification” of photo-making has compromised the art and practice of photography. Despite these criticisms, global networks of talented individuals have emerged from social media outlets and other photo-sharing websites fostering the evolution of the mobile generated photograph as a new medium.
Crystal is a practicing nurse with a background in mixed media and painting, graduating with a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2001. Crystal received honorable mentions in both the Still Life and Self-Portraits categories in the 3rd Annual Mobile Photography Awards (2013). Her work has been featured at the D-IVE Mobile Photography Festival in Barcelona (2013), the Bye-Bye Exhibition at C/O Berlin (2013) and she will have an image published in an upcoming book on digital photography and editing authored by Susan Tuttle (2014, North Light Books).