Last night I checked out the opening of the Hipstamatics Exhibition at the Orange Dot Gallery, London. It’s a crowd sourced exhibition made up of Hipstamatic shots submitted from all around the world to hipstamatics.com. Hipstamatic is one of the most popular iPhone photography applications. It emulates the look and feel of film with a variety of digital filters, lenses and flashes that in turn soups up you saturation, dulls down the tones or add scratchy edges to your images.
There are hundreds of pictures all the same size (roughly 6″ x 6″) on display. The exhibition reminds me of the old Lomo shows that used to happen in the late 90’s at the Lomo Galley on Rosebery Avenue (i’m old school). As far as I could tell none of it was for sale, its just there to be seen, which is cool. The show is open until the 11th February.
When at any Private view I always take a few shots so I can post them online later and as it was a Hipstamatic show I thought that I’d just use my iPhone. Below is a shot that I quite liked although you can’t really tell it was taken at the show, but there you go.
The Orange Dot galley is at:
54 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9RG, UK
You may have until the 11th February to see the Hipstamatics show but you only have until the 21st of January to see Martin Parr’s new show Black County Stories in Birmingham. Go see it before it’s too late read more in this post.
While I am on the subject of photographic iPhone apps I recently wrote a post about a new app called Instagram which is going for Hipstamatic’s crown. Last thing I heard is that it gained 1 million register users in its first two months. Instagram is also a social network so if you sign up or are already a user check me out – my user name, as always, is lomokev. The shot below was taken on the night with a nifty little app called “See This!“. See This! lets you take a panorama by just panning the iPhone around (no need to take single shots) and once you captured what you want with it you can stitch it together in different ways like below.