Surrealism in a Mobile State

Meeting Fires Creative

I have been having a great time creating ‘surrealist’ images on my walk around camera – the iPhone 3Gs. While terribly in need of an upgrade, I’ve found I can still produce quality images with the right lens and film combo. That happens to be one thing I really like about shooting with the iPhone. Apps like Hipstamatic allow me to think creatively before taking the shot, as I would with my SLR, and I have come to rely on a couple film/lens combinations that I’ve been building my recent collections around.

One recent inspiration is the Dalí lens, a tribute to the famed Surrealist himself. It is random enough to be surprising, but I’ve learned a few tricks, helping me to tame this wild beast. Mirroring, asymmetrical layering, colour-swapping and enlarging can all be controlled by recognizing what it is you are shooting, and how you wish the image…

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