As I recently took delivery of a new iPhone SE, Apple’s smallest (and least expensive) smartphone, I recalled photographer Eric Kim’s article on this model’s significance to photography. Kim noted that the phone’s compactness and ability to efficiently process and publish images may be all that most people really need to photograph. As one who has spent a small fortune on almost every type of camera and now practicing photographic minimalism, I revisited that idea starting with the last photo I posted.
The biggest advantage of using a small phone, especially for a street photography, if you can get used to the ergonomics, is public acceptance. You will not be scornfully looked upon; commented negatively about, or even physically assaulted as if you are a pedophile or terrorist. You blend into the rest of the Instagram/selfie-taking public. 🙂