Oliver Lang - Photography with a Mobile Phone
Oliver recently moved to live in London, UK. His use of a mobile phone for photography started in 2007, simply for the convenience and connectivity.
Now he photographs for leading brands including Burberry and Samsung, as well as teaching at leading insitutions and consulting with global brands and organisations.
Oliver has taught several classes in mobile photography at renowned institutions in both Australia and the United Kingdom, including the Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London).
Oliver's images with a mobile phone have been exhibited in Berlin, New York and in Sydney. He has been invited to present on mobile photography at University of New South Wales and at the 2012 Digital Show in Melbourne.
Oliver consults with fashion, travel and financial brands and organisations in London. He advises on the cultural and behavioural implications for mobile photography projects and campaigns. He is interested in the strategic use of participative photography across a wide range of industries and mobile platforms.
Oliver knows that mobile photography is an inherently positive participatory experience, with massive implications for both consumer decisions, crowd funding and mental health. Please feel free to contact him about your campaign.
ASOS invited 50 fashion bloggers from London to attend an eloquently named "Selfie School" to be taught by Oliver at their Camden headquarters. The mobile photography skills and principles taught were designed for practical use by the fashion bloggers on Instagram and their blogging networks.
QUAD in Derby hosted a Mobile Street Photography Masterclass for FORMAT Photography Festival, lead by Oliver on 30 October.
Oliver presented a mobile photography talk at FORMAT Photoforum in Derby on the 29 October.
Oliver is working with Burberry on their #THISISBRIT Instagram campaign, shooting in London and New York with images displayed across socail channels and digital displays in New York, London and Singapore.
Oliver will be teaching an iPad photography workflow and publishing class at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in late August. (Sold out) He is currently designing future mobile photography courses for the V&A.
Oliver has won the Mobile Photography Award for Street Photography Category for 2013. He is also runner-up in the People and Portraits category.
In 2011 Oliver arranged an exhibition of Australian mobile photography at the Apple store in Sydney as part of the 2011 Head On Photo Festival.
His work has been featured on Eyeem.com and print publications such as the Daily Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. He was recently interviewed for the ABC Art Nation show feature on the explosion of mobile photography (available in the Video section).
Oliver was engaged as the official real time mobile photographer for the 2012 Vivid Sydney festival. He was commissioned by Samsung to shoot and share images as a part of the Samsung Galaxy Camera campaign, and the he was the official judge of the Rocks Village Bizarre photography competition on behalf of the Rocks Harbour Foreshore Authority in Sydney.
Oliver has been invited to teach several mobile photography workshops at the Australian Centre for Photography, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and is currently developing additional learning opportunities for beginners and advanced mobile photographers.
Oliver was a volunteer teacher at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence as part of the Photolines Program.
He has been invited to lead groups of photographers on mobile photography walks for Earth Hour Global and the City of Sydney. His experiences have highlighted the growing role that mobile photography can play in creating awareness and developing community.
As mobile photography has expanded globally he has sought out both creative and curative opportunities, and he is interested in hearing about any creative projects where the capabilities of mobile photography can play a role.