Nothing beats going out aimlessly into the world (most often on my bicycle) on a mission to uncover and discover the hidden wonder and aha moments that are always everywhere. Using my camera and curiosity as master keys, I work with a mysterious combination of unfathomable instinct and sharp intent to unlock these little boxes of inspiration that contain a magical code that makes my head spin and my shutter click.
The act of creativity grounds me in the moment. Being able to enter the flow by stopping time is a magnificent gift. All the noise disappears, and I’m left in communion with a vision served up by the world and seen only by me. I am then able to spend time with my capture of that vision in the postproduction process. Looking at that frozen moment, analyzing it, layering more creativity on top of it and then sharing it with the world, extends it and cements it as an unforgettable visceral memory that in effect marks and stretches time. That said, I’m essentially a colorful, quirky street photographer.
Dubbed “LA’s iPhoneography Wizard” by Forbes magazine, Alon Goldsmith is an award-winning photographer who has been featured extensively across media and exhibited in galleries around the globe. Alon is a member of Street L.A., a photo collective that meets up on weekends to shoot on the streets of Los Angeles.
Alon’s achievements include overall winner of the MIRA Mobile Prize in 2022, 3rd place in the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s Street Photography Around the World Competition, and runner up in the journalism category in the prestigious MPAs, as well as numerous honorable mentions across other categories. He has also achieved wins in the Hipstography Awards, and numerous honorable mentions in the iPhone Photography Awards and the MIRA Mobile Prize. Alon was a jury member for the 2018 and 2019 MPAs. His work has also been published in the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, Frames Magazine and the App Whisperer, and has been extensively featured in Snap and Mobiography magazines. Alon has published two books: IN PLACE | PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC and 365 DAYS IN THE TIME OF CORONA.
Alon shares his iPhoneograpy expertise in a series of eight articles written for Imagine More, a digital publication published by Manfrotto, one of the world’s leading photography accessory companies. His images have been featured in solo shows in New York, Brentwood, Topanga Canyon and San Diego, as well as at HaleARTS in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts. Alon’s photography has appeared internationally in galleries in Canada, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium.
As one of the pioneers of the mobile art revolution, Alon is one of 234 global artists featured on The Quilt Project, a textile art collaboration commemorating 10 years of the Mobile Arts from 2008 to 2018.
In 2021, Alon received a grant from the Helms Bakery District and the Culver City Arts Foundation and had his work featured as part of Projecting Possibilities, a video installation that featured a new artist each week for 52 weeks to celebrate, nourish, support, and promote Los Angeles-based artists.
In 2022, Alon shared the screen with more than 30 of Los Angeles’s photography luminaries in Projecting L.A., an annual event that takes places in a football field-sized parking lot where photographs set to music are projected 80 feet wide on the side of a four-story building.
Fotografar Palavras 2023
April 15 to August 6
MIRA Forum Photography Exhibition
March, April 2022
LA Art Show 2021
LACP Group Show
Subtexts | Mobile in California
Topanga Canyon Gallery
Subtexts | Mobile in California
Click. Boom. Amazing!
Sofitel Brussels Europe
iART Group Show
June 27 -- July 9, 2014
2012 MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS EXHIBIT
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
August 1 -- 28, 2013
Milton Centre for the Arts
June 24 -- July 13, 2013
April 5 -- June 30, 2013
THE APP WARS: INSTAGRAM VS. HIPSTAMATIC
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), San Diego
November 10, 2012
Dante’s Comedy on Mobile Art
Bosco Divino, Verona Italy:
October 14 to 21, 2012
Social Culture Café
October 5 – 7, 2012
May 5 to 25, 2012
Mobile P1xels Show
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
April 12-May 5, 2012