Category Archives: Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic Roses

Every once in a while I actually “stop to smell the roses” at the local supermarket, but I also love to take pictures of them with the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone.  I especially like to take pictures on the Random mode so I am pleasantly surprised by my photos.  In Random mode, you shake the phone and the “film” and “lenses” automatically change, but you are unable to see which lenses and films are being used until after the photo is processed.  It’s a fun way to get out of a rut if you end up using the same Hipstamatic combinations.

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Frenchy & The Punk

I discovered Frenchy & the Punk quite by accident at the 2014 Steampunk World’s Fair. I watched their Sunday afternoon concert and couldn’t believe how amazing they were and wondered why I hadn’t heard of them before that day. I bought their CD “Hey Hey Cabaret” at their merch stand and listened to it almost every day for a month thereafter. I’ve found that a nice way to relive an event such as the SPWF is to purchase some of the music that I listened to (and it supports the artists also).

Their music as described on their website:

Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting… fun with a capital F!


   Samantha Stephenson (Frenchy)

  Scott Heland (The Punk)
 Photos from Steampunk World’s Fair 2015 performance.

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Hipstamatic iPhone Photo

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Hipstamatic iPhone photo

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Hipstamatic Shanghai HipstaPak

Hipstamatic released its Shanghai Hipstapak over the weekend and I experimented with it quickly to see what type of effects it made.  I went to a local supermarket to take some photos of roses and took some photos of some antique “heads” that I have at home.  Here is how the Hipstapak is described on Hipstamatic’s website:

Being in the worlds biggest city can be a whirlwind of visual stimulation made of lights and bright colors. The Shanghai HipstaPak emulates the energy of this global center in a vivid watercolored image.

Jing Lens Add a textured kaleidoscope of color to any photo. The gentle strokes seem to be applied with the loose grip of an impressionist painter.

Gongbi Film Close your eyes after a time-lapse of traveling through Shanghai, and the resulting memory is what this film produces. Only dreams can be created in this fashion.

I want to experiment with combining these elements with other lenses and films to fully explore what they can do.


  
  

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Boonton Arts Dog Days of Summer

Last month when I went to Boonton’s First Friday I took some quick Hipstamatic iPhone photos of Boonton Arts’ Dog Days of Summer, a public art installation showcasing artists’ custom designs on life sized fiberglass dog sculptures displayed along Boonton’s Main Street. I love the creativity of the dogs, especially the use of the wild colors.  The exhibit is up until October 10th, when the dogs will be up for “adoption” with proceeds benefiting Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter, Montville Animal Shelter and future Boonton Arts community projects.


  
  

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Wordless Wednesday

  
Still Life – Hipstamatic on IPhone 

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