1 week ago
Nov 13, 2010
I keep playing with my apps. For a long time Hipstamatic was a favorite. Give me John S lens and Ina's 69 film and I was set.
Occasionally I wandered into B&W territory with one of the Blackeys films.
It's funny how all this digital technology that slowly but surely making film, paper and darkrooms obsolete is the sexiest when imitating what it replaces.
Not that I'm bemoaning the lack of chemical fumes and aching feet of ours spent in darkrooms. Along with me across the world a billion bathrooms also sigh in relief.
My chosen Hipstamatic combo has a pronounced greenish tint. Sometimes it works brilliantly. Other times it doesn't.
These days I more often just take a regular photo, then if I like it run it through lo-Mob.
This app applies frames and visual effects after the fact, giving more control to the user.
Lo-Mob has a lot of options, but I'm unfailingly drawn to the "vintage instant - reframed" setting.
I have thing for square images.