hipstomatism (is the diagnosis)
Approximately 467 million eons after the Hipstamatic trend peaked and then was buried deep under the ground to be forgotten forever, like those E.T. video games for the Atari 2600 that were buried by the millions in an Alamogordo landfill, I have suddenly gone all Hipstamatic. I’ve been waiting forever for Apple to fit a decent camera to their iPods instead of supplying substandard fare, and with the iPod 5 they finally have. While I have zero intention to stop shooting with my film gear, the iPod is handy because I can use it to take shots that I wouldn’t normally want to waste film on, it’s pretty decent in low-light conditions, it’s great for party snaps, and most importantly it’s something I always carry with me. Some shots that I’ve missed within the last year because I didn’t happen to have a camera with me? Children bouncing around in a giant inflatable rabbit head. A cloud in the shape of a dragon. Pika of Afrirampo fame playing a live show as part of a community festival. A magician on stilts wearing enormous rabbit ears. A nice fellow wearing a rubber horse head while handing out tissue packets. A couple of singers on a bridge performing Peanuts covers.
Always, always carry a camera.
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