Photography by Anna Backstrom
I'm Anna. I'm 43 and am a Swede living in the UK since fourteen years. I have been taking photographs since I was about 15 but didn't really further it until I went back to school at 25. I then studied journalism and photography (the second year focused on Documentary Photography). I am darkroom trained (black and white) and prefer, to this day, my photography to be in black and white.
I am extremely thrilled about mobile photography as I think that it has brought back the documentary scene. I predominately shoot with my HTC Desire HD but have recently bought an Apple iPhone 3G. I am constantly on the look-out for that "perfect app" to enhance my photographs with. It's been a little tricky to find that ultimate black and white one but there are a few out there that have awakened my senses.
There is a trick in using apps though. I see more and more people using them too much and it takes away the initial thought of the actual photograph. But there are also many "happy accidents". Keep snapping and enjoy.