Experimental Shoots: Hipstamatic, Instagram,Iphones,Retro and Niki-Marie
This whole vintage / retro / cross processed look is all the rage this year. Principally because of the Iphone app Hipstamatic. Which lets you take exactly these kinds of shots with your Iphone and share them online instantly.
I wanted to have a go at creating the same type of image, but at high resolution quality suitable for print. These shots are post-processed using a variety of retrofying and cross-processing techniques, then framed up in a sort polaroidy, plate film contact sheet way.
None of this is authentic of course, it's not supposed to be, its all about re-creating the myth of the way the images look.
About the Experimental Shoots Blog Posts
In this series I am focussing on different kinds of setups I've tried. Some are more successful than others. The idea is tweak your creative juices. I'm going to give a few tips as we go, but not full details - I want your experiments to be your own - you will have different ideas, equipment, setups and so on.
I am always interested in the results, and if you want to post them to me I would be very happy to put them on the blog.
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