Monday, 17 January 2011
An exhibition celebrating the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone, which captures images in the heavily filtered style of analogue photography from the 1980s, has opened at Orange Dot Gallery in London. 157 prints are on show - a reference to the limited number of Hipstamatic cameras originally produced by American brothers Bruce and Winston Dorbowski in 1982.
The trend for photographing modern events in a 'retro' style was one of WGSN's reference points for our S/S 2012 macrotrend Jpeg Gen, which sees the new generation "screengrabbing the world", mixing their cultural references and living in an increasingly connected and pacy environment.
Read an interview with Hipstamatics.com founder, Jack Thomas, on Dazed Digital here.
The exhibition is on until 31st January 2011 at Orange Dot Gallery, 54 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG.