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October 22, 2011

My Life: Documented Through the Lens of My iPhone

by Molly Mahar

Growing up, my dad was always big into photography. He wouldn’t leave the house without his trusty ol’ Nikon EM 35mm SLR camera, the one he got before I was born! I followed in his footsteps, always experimenting with photography as a child.

A few years ago, my dad passed down his Nikon film camera to me, to use for my film photography & developing course in college. That camera is near and dear to my heart… and any time I use it I can feel the memories it holds. If only that camera could talk!

Eventually I began renting out a Canon EOS 350D from school, and my passion for photography began to grow. I took a few more photography classes, as they were required for my major, and started learning valuable techniques and principles of photography.

I have a lot of free time on my hands these days, as I am graduated from college, and my mind is no longer consumed with school every day and night… so my passion for photography has taken over every spare minute! As I left college, I had to return my beloved Canon DSLR, and with no money to go buy a camera, I bought my iPhone. After all, it’s about the photographer’s talent, not the camera… right!?

My iphone has become my obsession… I have never loved a piece of technology more. Using the iPhone to take photos is nice because it is discrete, portable, and I always have it with me so I never miss a beautiful photo opportunity. I spend my free days enjoying the outdoors, taking photos of gardens and nature, then using a variety of photo editing and sharing apps to edit and post my photos. It has been my way of escaping the stresses of reality, while still keeping my creativity flowing.

My iPhone documents every moment of my life, whether it’s the food I make, events I attend, or just a beautiful flower I find on a walk. Someday I will be able to buy my dream DSLR, but for now, my iPhone will have to do!

Every photo of mine has a special memory attached to it, and documents my life. These are the stories I will share in future posts. “Time will never stand still and those moments that bring us such joy become memories in an instant. To capture such a moment and record it forever is truly monumental.” Joshua Atticks

Thanks for reading, and come back soon. -Molly

October 11, 2011

Hello world! My name is Molly.

by Molly Mahar

Hello world! My name is Molly… a graphic designer from the Midwest, documenting life through the lens of my iPhone. I am a recent college graduate, beginning my journey into the “real world.” My college days were spent studying Graphic Design & Entrepreneurship, and pursuing my passion for photography, writing, food, and of course, design. I am creative to the core, somehow coming from a family of doctors & nurses; so, as you may have assumed, I am the crazy one of the family.

Stepping into the world for the first time is scary, not knowing what the future holds. But, the only way to go from here is up! With that said, this is the perfect time to start my story. I am excited to pour my passion into my blog and the road forward… a road that hopefully leads to some big breaks and nice surprises. Along the way I will write about the things I am most passionate about… life, love, design, food, travel, and much more. I will share some personal photography & design pieces, as well as insight and tips that I gain through my experiences. Thank you for stopping by… Come back soon!