Monday, 4 March 2013

Tintype - does it matter how we get there?

A new day and a new effect for the iPhone's Hipstamatic app. This one, the Tintype Snappak, mimics the look of the early Tintype photographic process.

A photography blog post at the Guardian sees photojournalist Antonio Olmos using it to explore the city of Derry – a topic he has covered in a more traditional style in the past. He's ambivalent about its use within photojournalism, the instant nostalgic feel coupled with the foregrounding of an aesthetic over the content. But he concludes by stating "in the end, the only thing that matters is the final photograph; how one reached it is not so important" – and that, seems to be the crux of it, whether or not you believe that to be true.

Meanwhile here's a couple of my iphonehipstamatictontypes from a stroll up to the Co-op on Sunday afternoon.

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