Smartphone cameras used by professional photographers: a love story for New York, shot with OnePlus One


The world of photography has changed so profoundly in just the past few years. With smartphone cameras passing a certain threshold, the sheer number of captured images in the world has grown multiple times, and more and more of them gets shared on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and so many other venues. It’s hard to say when this transition started to snowball, but to us it seems that the growth of Instagram is a good point of measure. In this series of articles, we’d be exploring the amazing world of smartphone photography done right by professional photographers and advanced enthusiasts.

In this edition, we present you with the awesome images of Javin Lau, captured with the 13-megapixel camera of one of our favorite phones, the OnePlus One. We've entitled this a love story for New York after the main topic of the images that OnePlus One itself has asked the photographer to capture, but we've also added quite a few other awesome works, so this really is a love story for the world as there are images from Canada, Korea, and all over the place.

Javin Lau uses VSCO Cam to edit images, and the result is a series of melancholic, toned down pictures of the secret life of buildings around us. Architecture is snapped in its unique shapes that we often fail to see, and that is one of the big values of Lau's great work. You can find and follow Javin Lau on Instagram, and right below you'd see some of his best work.

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