Hipstamatic at war

The iPhone app Hipstamatic seemed cool for a while: all those retro saturated colors tapped into a nostalgia for Polaroids.  Then some PR agency did its job too well and it seemed like every media outlet was writing about how cool Hipstamatic was; suddenly, the thrill was gone.  But now Balazs Gardi has put Hipstamatic to good use by bringing it to the war in Afghanistan and the results — which can be seen in this Foreign Policy magazine slideshow — are incredibly evocative.

It turns out that Hipstamatic was just underutilized in Williamsburg and is really in its element in Kabul.  Who knew?

 

 

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