AN innovative photography exhibition of pictures taken on a smart phone has opened at The Brindley theatre.

Professional Runcorn photographer and TV cameraman Mike Cowley, who has 25 years of experience in the photographic and television industry captured all the images on his iPhone.

The 52-year-old has travelled and worked all over Europe .

Mike said: "I have always interpreted and recorded the world around me through the medium of photography. I work intuitively, reacting and responding to whatever environment I find myself in.

"My subject matter is found in a chance reflection, where a shadow or a shaft of light falls, or in an unexpected juxtaposition of shape, colour or texture."

Smartphones have become so good at taking and manipulating images, many professionals are using them.

Mike studied photographic technology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He added: "More recently the use of the iPhone camera has inspired a turning point in my practice. I was immediately drawn to the ease of use and instant accessibility the camera phone.

"To be able to use a square format has forced me to completely reconsider composition, and explore notions of balance and symmetry.

"Upon reflection, this format had clearly resonated so strongly with me because of its association with the album covers I loved so much in my youth. These square, graphic images were my introduction to the world of art.

"All the work featured in this exhibition has been taken on the iPhone. It is very important to me that the photographs maintain a spontaneity and all images are composed on the spot and never cropped.

" I use a simple app to enhance the images as quickly as possible and the original image is immediately deleted."

His exhibition iPhoneography opens on Monday, February 12 and runs until Friday 11 May.