Aug 192010

Everyone else seemed to know about it already but July was the month I discovered ‘Hipstamatic’, the wonder-app for iPhone which emulates the behaviour of the Eighties camera of the same name.

Here is my original post on the subject, covering a bit more detail and some links that may be of interest.  Ever since, I have become a little addicted (shooting over four hundred during July alone).

By clicking here you can view a gallery showing some of my favourites from last month.  If you have a moment, leave a comment and tell me which ones you like or leave a link to your own for us all to enjoy…

By the way, image No. 30 in the gallery is a classic game—Tomy Super Cup Football.  A favourite with clients of Jack Lowe Studio…!

Jul 062010

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, (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.

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