My friend Marty Yawnick over at Life In Lo-Fi (http://lifeinlofi.com) has done a fine year-end list of important developments in the iPhonographic world this past year.
Hipstamatic, that great marketing concern, got a couple mentions, one for the non-revelation that their back story was complete and utter bullshit. When I think about it, it seems to me that Hipsta is to Pixels what the Monkees were to the Beatles. (Hey, I love the Monkees!) Everyone tells me I should be nicer to Hipstamatic. I’m sorry: the Hipsta shots of dead cats, boiling water, gum wrapper trees, insect parts, and so on, I have received over the past year have forever and irrevocably tainted my perception of the app. And since Apple named Hipstamatic “App Of The Year,” I’m sure they are losing sleep over what I think. R-i-i-i-g-h-t!
I hear Hipstamatic is leaving the land of cheese and building a new office and gallery space over in San Francisco. Maybe I’ll take them a chocolate fudge cake as a welcoming present when they get to town.
Back to Marty’s piece, Pixels came in with two mentions. Thank you, Marty! Marty wrote:
While Knox has sometimes received criticism over his passion for the art (and, let’s face it, he has stirred the pot a time or two), his Giorgi Show set a high standard for iPhoneography exhibits and paved the way for other high-profile iPhoneography shows, including the EYE’EM events, eyephoneography and other regional and national shows.
Experience tells me that stirring the pot keeps the stew from burning on the bottom and a layer of fat and impurities from coalescing on the surface. But, note taken, Marty!
I promise I’ll be nice this coming year.
We have some very interesting things in the works, which we will announce as soon as we are able.
While I am at it, I would like to remind all of you that LifeInLoFi.com is absolutely the best iphonographic blog out there if you are looking for app reviews, news, well-curated galleries, anything of interest in the iphonographic sphere. I know Marty well. We do not always agree, i.e., he likes Hipstamatic, , but, when it comes to reporting on what is happening in the exploding world of mobile photography, Life In LoFi is where I go for information. Do yourself a favor and bookmark the site, if you haven’t already done so.
Here is to a great 2010, and an even better 2011!