Hipstamatic, meet songsbirds

May 2013

Walking with the dog in beautiful Plänterwald, I had a weird idea. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a sound option in Hipstamatic? Yes, I hear your sighs. Who on earth would want to bloat a matured, lovely photo app?

Sure.

But that weird idea didn’t go away (sorry), so I faked a Hipstamatic picture with sound in Final Cut. It’s nothing more than a 800×800 px video hosted on Vimeo, showing a single photo with sound recorded on location using the iPhone microphone. Even though this is technically a video, I’d rather consider it a photo – with complimentary sound.

Imagine this in a museum. A large-format, touchable photo that comes with an unobtrusive soundtrack.