I love Paris. I hadn’t been there in about ten years until December when we took off for a little content creation trip. I didn’t expect to be back so soon, and this year I did get to visit Paris in the Springtime as the song goes. This trip was for a very exciting reason – the launch of the new phone (the P20) from Huawei Mobile. My phone is like another limb to me; my entire business and lifestyle revolves around a fully functioning phone. I’ve been an iPhone user as long as they have existed so to change from that would take a lot. But that’s what Huawei have done for this blogger. Ok, for the tech bit.
Above: The skyline from Paris to Dublin shot using the Pro setting on the P20 Pro
The P20 and P20 Pro have an in-built Leica camera upping the standard of phone photography. The P20 Pro has a triple camera with what I can only describe as a DSLR within the phone. So when I go on trips or head out to take outfit pics, there is no need to bring a separate camera. The P20 Pro does everything for me. Another key feature is AI – Artificial Intelligence. How does that work? Well, let’s say when you take a picture of your lunch, the camera will automatically recognise this as food and changes the settings to optimise the picture. Clever huh? The phone itself is larger, which I love, since I like to work on my phone when I don’t have my laptop. And my goodness is it fast!
Above, A little lunch over the weekend
“We look for inspiration from artists to continuously evolve our approach to design and innovation,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI P20 Series builds on the legacy of our collaboration with Leica. With a breakthrough triple camera on the HUAWEI P20 Pro, an advanced dual camera on the HUAWEI P20, and powerful artificial intelligence on both, today’s most vibrant consumers can capture and share the brilliance of the world around them.” I can’t say I’ve ever seen someone as excited about this technology than Richard. At the launch in Paris his enthusiasm for his brand was contagious and left everyone feeling like we had been part of a landmark moment in mobile technology.
Above, Cheers to the weekend using the Portrait setting
Huawei have also teamed up with model turned photographer Helena Christensen, to capture a portrait series using the P20 Pro. “For this shoot, it was important to me that I captured the spirit and dedication of my subjects, and that my portraits faithfully convey what kind of person they are without the need for words,” says Helena Christensen. “Shooting with the HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphone not only made this process a lot easier, but it also meant I could get a lot closer to these amazing women, as it removed the need for any additional equipment, effectively breaking down the physical barriers that previously stood between me and my subjects.”
Above, Portrait shot by Helena Christensen
This phone seems to marry two things that are very important to me, and my development as a content creator – top rate images and a reliable connection to my online world. I didn’t realise how significant new technology was until I sat in the Grand Palais last week and listened to how this phone was made and the difference its going to make to me. Since last week I have been shooting pictures to my heart’s content, and I’ve seen how my readers are liking my new improved images. Let’s face it, we live in an Instagrammable world so capturing moments and experiences is now part of the fabric of society.