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.