Sony Ericsson announced on February 23rd that they were sponsoring Robert Clark and the Image America Tour. Robert Clark is a freelance, award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and Sports Illustrated as well as countless magazine and book covers. He has a Sony Ericsson S710a camera phone along and has been in search of spontaneous magical everyday scenes and moments awaiting his photographic eye.
Clark began the Image America Tour March 3 in his hometown of New York City heading his van next towards Toronto. After spending several weeks traveling across the Midwest, he made his way to the Oregon Coast and headed south into California. He then turned east, stopping in Las Vegas on his way to New Mexico. He is currently traveling from Dallas to Orlando
A camera phone in the hands of a professional like Robert Clark makes the technology appear truly amazing. He has been posting his pictorial essay on the American Photo web site offering thoughtful and creative reflections of people and places all across the US and Canada.
Besides enjoying the content of his photos, Robert offers opportunity to improve camera phone picture taking skills for those of us in the amateur category. Besides conjuring up terrific images, his artistic portrayals challenge camera phone users to experiment and optimize their phones' photo-taking capabilities. Robert is taking his facial close ups in black and white, using lots of framing techniques, and taking advantage of the S710a's low light automatic exposure control feature.
A selection of Robert's photos taken during the Image America tour will be published in American PHOTO Magazine and put on exhibit for a limited time in New York following the tour. Robert's visual journey across America can be seen by visiting American PHOTO's Web site at www.americanphotomag.com/robertclark .
About the Sony Ericsson S710a
The Sony Ericsson S710a has been developed with Sony Cyber-shot(R) camera experts. It features a 1.3 megapixel CCD camera and 2.3 inch color screen, 8x digital zoom and automatic exposure control, a photo light for darker environments and fun picture effects.
In addition to full phone capabilities, the S710a also features an MP3 player for music files, an MPEG4 Media Player for streaming video and 3-D JAVA gaming. The Sony Ericsson S710a is now available at Cingular Wireless for $449 with a service agreement.