SHOOTING FROM THE HIP
SHOOTING FROM THE HIP: Three Years of iPhone Street Photography is the first in a series of books that explore the world of iPhone photography using the Hipstamatic app.
The target audience is all people interested in how contemporary mobile photography works and resonates with current and past photographers and artists.
The totally modern iPhone camera still adheres to the great tricks and principles of photography, many of which predate our grandparents.
Knowing these tricks and principles helps you take better photographs on an iPhone or a professional camera that costs more than a farm in Bulgaria.
The shot on the cover shows how knowing an old trick, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson’s 1932 photograph of a man jumping a puddle, allowed be to be the only one to get a series of great photographs on my iPhone.
The book has 21 bite-sized and entertaining chapters filled with plenty of examples and guides to further research.
This is an entertaining and up-beat book, enjoyable as well as easy to get into and stay afloat in.
The images have an almost infuriating appeal. Unconsciously the eye tries to ‘clean up’ the fuzziness and gentrify the colours, but fails. One becomes hooked on them.
It is a leading edge book, in the way it acknowledges and works with the unexpected value of a mobile phone camera.
Marcus M Cornelius – Writer and Author
This book is a delight, erudite and educational. Easy to read, easy to like, and easy to look at. The photos have a textured painterly look that grabbed me immediately.
The text flows playfully, prodding the pictures and holding them up and pointing things out. It feels like banter, like a visit to a gallery with a friend. I came out refreshed and enthusiastic.
Forget photography and smart phones, this is the best book on design I’ve ever read.
Russell Keightley, Scientific Illustrator & Fashion Artist
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