Hipstamatic

23Jan11

I could say – not bad for someone who said “I’ll never use small sensors again”.

When I got my iPhone 4 (that’s part of my transition to the Apple world, since now I use the iMac as my main photo processing machine and the MacBook Pro for everything else) I eventually started using its 5-MP camera, and soon I got the Hipstamatic 185 app. I was instantly amazed – this thing does all the darkroom work I’d do, and it’s like it’s reading my mind every time. It started as a game sort of but I think it’s now getting “serious” – I think the Hipstamatic is an incredible vision machine, and it gets me exactly where I want – the grainy and contrasty BWs, the halos and “films defects”, the heavy vignetting, it’s all there where I’d like it – even ghostly and faded nuances of color in monochrome shots.

The Hipstamatic gallery is now featured on my website http://www.lucalacchephotography.net; a selection is also on my Art Limited gallery  http://lucalacche.portfolio.artlimited.net.


“The Spirit Of The Lake” all-monochrome and all-selective focus new series in the “Travelogue” section of www.lucalacchephotography.net. Taken with the EOS 1Ds Mark III and the LBO on a moody cloudy April late-afternoon in Salo’, on the west coast of Lake Garda in Northern Italy.


My new photo series Veneziana_revisited is viewable in the “travelogue” section of my website http://www.lucalacchephotography.net or directly accessible HERE.

It’s a portfolio of seventy-five images taken in Venice, Italy over the days of 2010 Carnival.

Some tech – Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and 5D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200 2.8 L-is with EF 1.4 extender, Lensbaby Composer with plastic optic.


For those of you who are in Treviso (and nearby…) my photo-books Veneziana and The Japanese Haunting are viewable at the Spazio Paraggi art gallery (Via Pescatori 23, Treviso).

Per quelli di voi che sono a Treviso (e dintorni…) i miei foto-libri Veneziana e The Japanese Haunting sono esposti alla Galleria Spazio Paraggi (Via Pescatori 23, Treviso).


Two new photo series are viewable in the Travelogue section of my website www.lucalacchephotography.net.

A Mid-winter Sea Dream has been shot in sea locations in Veneto and Friuli regions of Italy like Jesolo, Punta Sabbioni, Lignano Sabbiadoro – long sandy beaches, with the unmistakable mood of sea at winter. Besides the 70 200 tele lens and the Composer with plastic optic, mainly the ultra wide lenses (14 and 15 mm fisheye) were used for this series.

Xmas In Treviso was shot in the Piazza dei Signori area of Treviso, around a vintage carousel and a giant Christmas tree – those were “framed” by the very nice castle-like buildings  around the square. The 35 mm and the Composer + plastic optic were chosen for this series.


Two new photo series are viewable in the “Travelogue” section of  http://www.lucalacchephotography.net.

Pioggia has been shot in Treviso, Veneto, Italy, only using the Canon 1Ds Mark III and the Canon EF 35mm 1.4 L lens at full aperture. Urban details in my opinion change under the rain – the lights sort of make the city “bleed” and that brought me to an unusual choice – developing in over-saturated color.

Venezia – una sera includes images taken in Venice. Same approach and equipment as the other series but different results – this series is mostly monochrome, that as usual suggested by the location.


My new photo series “Elsewhere” is now included in the “Travelogue” section of my website lucalacchephotography.net. Forty-five monochrome images taken over summer 2009 with the EOS 1Ds Mark III and the EOS 5D Mark II and various lenses (mainly the EF 70-200 2.8 L-IS and the Lensbaby Composer with plastic optic) in locations in Northern Italy (Venezia, Dolomiti Mountains, Lago di Garda etc).

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