Mardis Coers: Creativity + Spontaneity
Based in Carmichael, CA photographer Mardis Coers is an accomplished professional who recently submitted a series new images created on his iPhone and provides the back story for some of this terrific work:
“I was taking a series of photos of almond trees in bloom in the Capay Valley area of Northern California and discovered a remote dirt country road that was off the beaten path. After driving on the dirt road a mile or so, I was impressed with an area that appeared to me to have a very pastoral and painterly-like quality about it. I then asked my wife and favorite model, Lora, to take a short stroll down the country lane. As she was walking down the road away from me, I snapped the image with my iPhone.”
“My wife and I had gone into San Francisco to spend a day taking photos at different locations and while walking down Market Street, we had to stop at one of the street intersections. While waiting at the intersection, I noticed an interesting looking gnarly tree with mostly leafless branches. I was motivated to take a quick photo of the scene because of the contrast between the tree and the two office buildings.”
“My computer had needed an upgrade of its internal hard disk drive and while waiting for the delivery of my computer at a local computer repair shop, I asked the manager of the store if I could take some photos of various computer components. After explaining that I shot stock photos and allaying any concerns that he might have had, he was very helpful and brought out several different computer items for me to shoot. This particular image of the computer circuit board reminds me somewhat of an aerial view of an illuminated city at nighttime.”
See more of Mardis’ iPhone images available exclusively through Evolve.