Monday, 11 June 2012

Daddy's Little Monkeys #monochrome #squareformat #london #hipstamatic #johns #us1776 #iphoneography #iphone #child #train

These children were with their father on the train home, and I managed to sneak in this snap just before the former got up. Earlier on I overheard dad saying "somebody has taken my daughter and replaced her with a little monkey", hence the title of this shot.


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Battersea Power Station #hipstamatic #iphone #iphoneography #monochrome #squareformat #london #jmv_hipsta_johns #us1776 #johns #raining

Taken from the train as it passed Battersea Power Station, the heavy rain running down the window was for me a great a enhancement adding to the dark and brooding presence of the four chimneys on a wet and rainy day.


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Summer in the UK 2 #iphone #iphoneography #monochrome #squareformat #raining #london #hipstamatic #johns #us1776 #jmv_hipsta_johns



Summer in the UK #iphone #iphoneography #squareformat #london #monochrome #johns #us1776 #jmv_hipsta_johns #raining


I spotted these people (quite possibly tourists) waiting to cross at a busy junction on Oxford Street. I felt that the group perfectly summed up joys of the Great British Summer!


Raining on Oxford Street #London #iphone #iphoneography #jmv_hipsta_johns #raining #US1776

From the comfort and protection of the number 74 bus, I had a fascinating ride from Bloomsbury to Victoria, shooting with my iPhone set to the recently discovered Hipstamatic combination of the John S lens and the US1776 film, which is perfect for grainy street shots. It was chilly and absolutely pouring with rain, so rain spots on the bus window added to the texture of the pictures and increased sense of wetness.

Some shots I took when the bus was static (a pretty regular thing as the traffic on Oxford Street was terrible), others when it was moving to get the blurred effect. I shot so many that my battery was all but dead when I got home, and obviously lots didn't work, but a handful came out really well and I was very happy with this new way of taking photographs.


#iphoneography #iphone #venezia #venice #italy #italia #italian