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Delighted to be among the honourable mentions in the black & white category of this year’s annual Mobile Photography Awards. Some great work here. What I like about B&W photography is that it strips back an image to its essentials. Texture, tonal contrast, shape, form and lighting are the building blocks of a photograph. Get all these attributes singing along in harmony and you could possibly end up with a great photo. B&W is the acid test of a photographer to create picture perfect images. Congrats to the winner, David Ingraham, and fellow runner-ups, who pass the test perfectly. A big shout-out to MPA founder (and talented mobile photographer in his own right), Daniel Berman, for his commitment and energy to make the MPA the success it has rightfully become since its inception in 2011. Mobile photography, and the very active talented community that make it so vibrant, is still in its infancy. Baby steps are turning into giant strides. Congrats to all involved.

Link to winning work: http://mobilephotoawards.com/black-white-winner-honorable-mentions-mpa-2015/

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Helter Skelter © Sean Hayes

Awesome Autumn © Sean Hayes Awesome Autumn © Sean Hayes Awesome Autumn © Sean Hayes

If you would like to see more of my music photography work, please visit: http://seanhayesmusicphotography.tumblr.com

Teuk Henri (Sharko) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Teuk Henri (Sharko) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman &Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman & Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tom Barman (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Tim Vanhamel (Magnus) BSF 2015 © Sean Hayes

Paul Weller Ancienne Belgique 2015 © Sean Hayes

Paul Weller Ancienne Belgique 2015 © Sean Hayes

This week I was working as an ‘extra’ on the Jonathan Barré film ‘La folle histoire de Max et Léon. Some of the filming is taking place in the Belgium city of Namur, and is the humorous story of two French orphans during WW2. As per usual, I decided to make a pest of myself in between takes and asked if I could photograph the portraits of some of the supporting cast and ‘extras’. Here are the results. I shot everything with the LGG4 smartphone using available light. I processed the images with the Snapseed and Picfx photo apps.

If you would like to see more of my mobile photography portraits, please visit : http://seanmobileportraits.tumblr.com

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Movie Extra Series © Sean Hayes

Summer in Belgium is jumping with music festivals.

Great opportunity to take some fun photos.

All images shot with the amazing LGG4.

If you would like to see more of my mobile music photography,

please visit: http://seanhayesmusicphotography.tumblr.com

Café fans © Sean Hayes

Café fans © Sean Hayes

Security © Sean Hayes

Security © Sean Hayes

Fanatic © Sean Hayes

Fanatic © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

Waterloo Warriors Series © Sean Hayes

To view more of my mobile photography, please visit http://seanmobilephotos.tumblr.com

Park Life. A park in a Brussels suburb. Peace and quiet? Is silence really that silent? I worked harder on perfecting the sound of this short film than the images. We Iive in a a media saturated world with a never-ending stream of information screaming for our attention. Nature’s whispers can be just as compelling. All we have to do is listen.

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