Stylized Instamatic 104

Stylized Instamatic 104 by rsmithing
Stylized Instamatic 104, a photo by rsmithing on Flickr.

I dig the convergence of technology and time here in one brief second, now extended to the world and infinity. Here’s a snapshot of one of our modern photographic ancestors I modified with the amazing ToonPaint iPhone app, after shooting with Hipstamtic (a modern-retro simulator, no less). I found the camera at a sweet vintage shop called “Ideas” on Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Original here.

What do you think? Do you see a connection between analog cameras and today’s mobile photography? What apps or camera discoveries have you made lately? Let us hear from you in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Stylized Instamatic 104

  1. hbw

    I was given an Instamatic for Christmas the year they came out (and I’ve still got it).. Best present I ever had. The ability to take good quality photos in black and white AND colour and the built in flash really were revolutionary – a superb piece of design. That camera was the beginning of a lifetime love affair with photography.

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    1. rsmithing

      How cool that you still have the same camera! And it’s also enlightening to look back on specific moments when technology changes our lives. A similar thing happened to me with a Kodak Disc camera many Christmases ago, myself. Thanks for commenting, Helen!

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