Congratulations! Your photograph has been selected as part of the iPhone World Gallery! That’s the e-mail I received from Apple announcing that I was chosen for World Gallery and that my photo would appear on a billboard. As a travel writer and freelance photographer, this validation of my work from such a powerful high technology company was music to my ears, or should I say brilliantly stunning visuals to my eyes. As a Northern California native, I’ve been aware of Apple Inc. since personal computers were introduced in Cupertino, California and throughout the world.
I’m well aware that the iPhone has transformed our relationship with photography and has changed the way we capture moments and share our precious photos via social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. On March 2, 2015, Apple launched a global exhibit highlighting the everyday photographer. 174 images were hand selected to be featured on Apple’s World Gallery, including outdoor billboards, print magazines and on the company website. Spanning across 25 countries and 76 cities, I’m one of a few iPhone users to have my photo showcased in the largest mobile photography gallery ever created.
In fact, Apple actually thanked me for helping the Cupertino-based company to showcase the capabilities of the iPhone 6. “After all, your creativity is the reason we created the iPhone camera in the first place.”