Robert Herman: The (mobile) Phone (photo) Book

Talented photographers can use almost any camera to make great pictures. I’ve seen war photographers and photojournalists taking smartphone snapshots that look better than any “serious” photo I’ve ever tried to make.

New York street photographer Robert Herman is able to take stunning photos with his iPhone, and he shares 30 of this recent images with us here. He is best known for his great color street photography from the 1980s, which were all made using film cameras. Herman’s book of Kodachrome film photos, The New Yorkers, was recently reprinted due to popular demand.

See what he can do with a digital smartphone and the eye of an experienced photographer — pure inspiration!

All of these images were made using an iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.

— Jim Casper