Hipstamatic: iPhone Does Vintage
|Phoenix artist Jason Hill uses the Hipstamatic iPhone application to take vintage-style photographs, which he then sells on etsy.|
It's not difficult to see the "hipster" in hipstamatic -- but we love it nonetheless.
Hipstamatic's a new iPhone application that can turn any old iphone into a hipstamat-style camera. This may all sound Greek, so we brought in Jason Hill, who set up an Etsy store a few days ago to showcase his own prints, to explain.
Hill originally wanted to put together a Polaroid show after buying a ton of Polaroid film (RIP). But then he found Hipstamatic and is starting to get different art show ideas...
"Basically, the application allows you take vintage-looking photos with different lenses, flashes and film," says Hill. "It's a new kind of instant photography and a bit of a phenomenon."
(A bit of history and a few directions after the jump...)Hipstamatic photography was introduced with the creation of the Hipstamatic 100 in 1982. Bruce and Winston Dorbowski wanted to create a plastic camera that cost less than the film, and because they liked their Kodak Instamatic so much, they decided on "Hipstamatic."
|Hill's Hipstamat take on My Florist in Phoenix.|
2. Tap on the small, lens-looking icon.
3. Slide your finger across different parts of the camera to choose a lens (John. S, Jimmy or Kaimal), flash (standard or dreampop), and film (blank, Ina's 69 or Kodot).
4. Find something pictureworthy and press the round orange button. Note: Vintagey/rundown things work well here.
5. View. Print. Sell. Or keep.