Every now and then it’s going to be great to take the opportunity to write about a topic just for the sheer fun of it and this, in my opinion, is one of those opportunities.
Now, some of you will know that I started my career (and, indeed, childhood) as a photographer. In fact, www.jacklowe.com (a site holding some of my hero images from the turn of the century) still breathes away quietly in the background and I occasionally sell editioned prints of my work. One day I’ll take up photography again but as a hobby next time, as it was when I was a child.
My life is so full here in the studio these days that I rarely get the chance to make my own photographic works so, if I do, it needs to be easy. I’m not a huge ‘app fanatic’ but a few days ago I stumbled across the iPhone app, Hipstamatic, in an effort to improve my camera experience on said device. What a buzz! It has been so much fun, tapping right back into emotions generated from those early photographic forays.
I have put together a small gallery of some of my favourite first images using the app. You can also read up on the history of the Hipstomatic camera here—a blog from the camera’s creator.
Anyway, that’s all. I just thought I would share this purely to spread the joy—it’s not every day one gets to acquire a new camera for £1.19! I don’t have any affiliations with the Hipstamatic app creators, by the way, though I wish I had.