I just got back from vacation in Hawaii and brought two cameras, my Canon 5D and my iphone. I got some surprisingly great results with my phone and an app called Hipstamatic. I feel like promoting an “app” that faux-finishes camera phone photos on the Black Harbor is like going to a karaoke bar to sing Beatle’s songs when Dr. Dog is playing a concert next door, but i just had so much fun taking photos that were so randomly vibrant and emotionally captivating. My favorite part was that you could shake the phone and it would give you a random lens and film set-up so that your only choice was to have happy accidents. I really liked how it handles low light photos too.
Hipstamatic has been around for a while, but I was very reluctant to try it because… well it’s called fucking Hipstamatic. You pay extra for a Williamsburg photo hipsta-pack that you can buy with it. It also has a Portland pack.. what no Mission district pack??? Our hipsters are more hip than Portlands for damn sure, and on a good day gives Williamsburg a run for its money. Pay your god damn respects! right? Hella. Well, any way, the bruises on my ego had healed and I had fun playing with the colorfully bright Hawaii backdrop. Did I drink too much rum? Brudda’ Craig told me to watch out fo’ dat Hawaii’n paralysis. I think he means laziness right? Let me know what you think. Is it too hip to be cool because its fake and on the ihpone or does that shit even matter any more?