Life through a celebrity mobile phone lens to be auctioned for charity

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The 13 images, taken by well-known names including the artist Sam Taylor-Wood and actress Minnie Driver, will be sold for charity to the highest bidders.

Each of the five contributors - who also include legendary fashion photographer Nick Knight, Thunderbirds actress Sophia Myles and renowned lifestyle photographer Gavin Bond - were asked to capture a spontaneous "mobile moment" for the project. Most of them submitted more than one image, and Driver donated the most with four.

The project's sponsors, Hewlett Packard, said the finished collection, some of which are published exclusively in The Independent on Sunday today, was "a thoughtful, imaginative and sometimes funny look at what makes the world tick".

The photographs - which range from Taylor-Wood's simple image of a wooden stepladder to Driver's exuberant self-portraits - will be sold in individual sets, with the auction lasting for 10 days. Proceeds will go to Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, a support network for cancer sufferers, their families, friends and carers, and to HP's own Digital Villages project - a scheme set up to help bridge the digital gap in poorer countries.

All the images in the collection were printed using Hewlett Packard technology, with the complete set exhibited earlier this year in several European cities.