06 May 2010

Old School

I downloaded the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone yesterday and I can't stop taking pictures.



We went out, at the last-minute, to a local Mexican restaurant. Yeah. We're masochists that way. Fellow HOA-survivor Jodi and her family accompanied us and after consuming a small margarita (that knocked me on my ass), I was loopy and picture-happy.



The Hipstamatic app adds textures to your iPhone photos to give them that nostalgic look. Thirty years ago we were bitching about our shitty, washed-out pictures and now, suddenly, it's cool!



Personally, I love it. I think it adds depth and meaning to my photos. It's not just a quick phone camera photo of Ty-man and J-man, it's a photograph of a father and his son, spending a moment cuddling amidst the madness of a "everybody-in-this-neighborhood-is-plastered-and-entirely-too-loud" Cinqo de Mayo party. It's like the difference between visiting Paris for the weekend or backpacking through the French countryside. I love the nostalgia of it all.



Hell, even Andy got in on the action, complacently mugging for his own shot.

I guess, at the end of the day, I just like pictures. Period. They tell a story, show others our souls and the beauty beheld in our eyes. It's probably a bit contrived, but be prepared to see more of these retro photos on my blog, because I'm in love with a $2 app.

13 comments:

Lynda said...

That is so cool!! I love pictures, too. I don't have a cool phone to use it though.

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

My neuroticism (which apparently isn't a real word) won't allow me to do that. I have to have an original photo that I post-process. It'd drive me nuts to have one of those pics that I can't have the original (unmodified) version of.

Unless, of course, I'm an idiot, and there is an original... to which I say, "wanna give me your awesome iPhone??"

HEATHER said...

Sadly, I'm like Joe-I'm a little neurotic about having negatives! LOL!! But those are really cool pictures. I guess I need to get an Iphone! ;-)

Molly's Mom said...

Hmm. I'll have to look that up on the app store...

Grant said...

What will they think of next? Maybe I can convert my iTunes music to vinyl so I can get that good old scratchy - stuck on one repeating guitar riff sound back. Or maybe they'll provide an attachment so my 46" HDTV only displays 13" b&w like my first set. Actually, I'll pass. Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be.

Finn said...

I like these photos too. It allows you to be really creative with a less-than-fantastic camera.

Two dollars, huh? Hmm...

LceeL said...

I have a camera in my phone - I just can't use it. I CAN'T. I want a shutter and focusing and white balance and control over exposure and all that stuff.

But your app is cute. heh, heh.

I know what you're thinkin'.

Patois said...

I so love pictures, too. I can see why you'd never put it down.

Avitable said...

Ah, but how do the nudes look?

sybil law said...

I love the effect, too!!!
Pictures rock. Keep 'em comin'!

A Free Man said...

I love the 21st century - designing technology to replicate the technology that we replaced as crappy in the 1970's. Awesome times we live in, Heather.

;)

Not Afraid To Use It said...

That last pic is my fav. You look so groovy!

Muskrat said...

retro is totally "in"!