I had heard, and seen, all about Instagram from Twitter feeds and G+, and was keen to see what all the fuss was about. A simple but somehow highly effective tool, I was told.
The images I had seen on these feeds made me curious. The square format and film grain look, like a 1600 ISO, and they seemed to refresh the litany of online photographs.
It puts back feeling and emotion into these quick snaps.
I liked the idea of square frame, referring to ye olde Poloroid. I guess the square is also very useful for mobile frames and social media feeds, the square image and ajoining text look very snug on the screen, again reinventing the Poloroid with the white box for writing a caption for the picture.
The image styles available are warm with a poetic effect, conveying mood, and sensation, and reminds me of the feeling of experimenting in the darkroom.
All in all great stuff.
To get used to this new tool I decided to make a set of abstract images whilst
sitting at home.
The settings I mostly used were Nashville, 1977, Kelvin and occasionaly Hudson and Toaster.
I hope you enjoy them, and watch out for plenty of Instagram's from Landed Festival next weekend!