Very rarely do I get excited with an app, but I’m really impressed with Hipstamatic camera app for my iPhone 3GS. Essentially through an interchangeable combination of lens, film, and flashes you’re able to create stunning photographic effects using your iPhone. The app recreates the physical Hipstamatic Camera created in 1982 by two brothers, Bruce and Winston Dorbowski
The background story of Hipstamatic is bittersweet however. Bruce and Winston had created the Hipstamatic camera to bring cheap photography to the masses by making entirely out of plastic. However before the Hipstamatic could reach critical mass, the two brothers were tragically killed by a drunk driver in 1984.
The iPhone app is powerful and sympathetic reminder of Bruce and Winston’s creative legacy. I urge anyone to check out the detailed background on them and the Hipstamatic camera on Richard Dorbowski’s (their brother) blog.
The app is available to purchase on iTunes.