• Monday / March 1, 2010


Hipsta-FlowersThe question is … Butisitart! But is it art! It’s something I use to ask/say to my other “arty” friends back in Jr High back in the glorious(?) 70’s(?) … OMG! And so the question is raised today. I’m not trying to rekindle the age old battle about clay Art vs Craft. No! I’m saying it more tongue in cheek this time around.

I have to give a big shout out to Diana Fayt for turning me onto a very cool app called Hipstamatic for iPhone. She published a photo yesterday which I knew came from her iPhone, so I tweeted her asking what app. I knew there were billions an billions of apps it could have been. She was kind enough to tweet me back a reply. So of course I fire up iTunes and spent a whopping $1.99 and purchased a copy for myself. All I can say is WOW! It’s like my 1st gen iPhone dropped orange sunshine!

After meeting a downtown client this morning, (my day job is being a Mac computer consultant) I decided to take my new and re-explore the Pike Place Market. It’s been a long time since I had been or was inclined to take photos. One of the pitfalls of living in Seattle for so long is becoming apathetic to the innate beauty of the market. Tourists or not! ;)

So in asking … Butisitart? These are some of the photos I took today. I know it’s not ceramic related, but yeah … it is art. Why? ‘Cause I say so! :p hehehehe It was like letting my little kid run wild with a new toy. No limits …. just go! And you can’t beat the immediacy of seeing an image seconds after being “processed” in the app. It is indeed the “stuff of magic and child-like wonder”. It’s a Polaroid for a new age … without the film in your hand. Just an iPhone.

Hope you like the results …. I sure do!

Hipstamatic Photos: Pike Place Market – Seattle, WA
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Joe Streno

artist . musician . photographer . apple computer consultant . residing on planet earth with his three cats rudie, rocco, & rose & living to tell tales about it

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