Photography & the iPod Touch

by bookindian

I’ve always been a fast and dirty guy when it came to film processing and other things photographic, BUT, when I got all the apps for my new iTouch, its like all the girls I lusted after as an 11 year old poonster, appeared . . . naked and otherwise. . . . so I’ve been carrying my new appendage around, snapping pics, snapshots if you will, in true street fashion . . . like Catrier-Bresson, Brassai, or Gary Winogrand, to name a few . . . uh, where was I . . . oh yeh, my new camera . . . some of the apps let me shoot using the default camera and then produces a modified image, like a “cross-processed” pic like some footage from “Man on Fire” (one of my favorite movies) for example, OR it will give me a faux Polaroid . . . YEE HAW!!

Today I was in Reno NV and “discovered” a new wall . . . on Virginia Street . . . I think the wall is somehow related to the tattoo shop two doors south . . .

These photos are taken with the on-board iPod Touch camera, with no manipulation . . .

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. . . gritty, street stuff . . .

. . . shot out the car window driving south on Virginia Street . . .

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In the shot above, the camera exposed for the sky and lost shadow details . . .

But what I was excited about was the highway guard rail on Highway 395, at the Mono Lake scenic overlook near Conway Summit . . . the guard rail is like the famouso Newspaper Rock where pioneers and mountain men scratched their names, dates, and other things commemorating passing this particular rock somewhere on the Great Plains while “going west” . . . yeh, the internet is sort of like a virtual “Newspaper Rock” in cyberspace. The guard rail is approximately 30 meters in length.

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I’m always amazed by the number and variety of stickers that are out in the world . . .

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. . . a familiar scrawl . . .

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. . . wabi sabi . . .

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What I like best about the iTouch and the apps that I have is . . . I can “process” my images in the car, or wherever AND whenever I have time . . . and I can edit the “cameraroll” with a flick of the finger . . . s-o-o-o . . . now I don’t have to wait until I get back to the “studio” or “shop” like with the big Canon . . . oh yeh, I can post or tweet from Starbucks whilst sipping a mucho grande cappuccino . . . wet, of course . . .

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