The Hipstography Awards 2014 – The Ceremony

By on February 8, 2015


For Right Place Right Time

From Chris Hornbecker to Matthew Wylie
for his Combo #214.

Concerning his portfolio: "One of my favorite things about photography is when you get a feeling that you need to be standing over there, you don't know why but you trust your gut and go, then when the shot materializes in front of your eyes you just happen to be in the right spot for the right moment. Matthew Wylie knows this feeling, his street photography has that feel of being in the right place at exactly the right time. His framing is thoughtful with nice lines without being too precious, his colors are subtle but slightly romantic, and his timing is spot on."
Chris Hornbecker


Combo #214 (Matthew Wylie)

Lens:  Lowy 
Film:  Blanko Bl4 
Flash: off


"The Lowy Pak combo is the most difficult combo I have used.  It is generally horrible in artificial light, the lens does not focus as quickly as other Hipstamatic lenses do, which complicates 'from the hip' attempts, and if you have too many yellow or brown hues in your composition, forget about it. However, it has become my go to combo for street photography in colour.  I love its borderless film and its pseudo-attempt at being an 'unfiltered' filter. If you are patient with it and gracefully experiment, it can produce some special, 'no frills/gimmicks images' - the types of images that I would bet have a better chance of surviving the 'aesthetic test of time' than other combos. Works best in sunlight with turquoise, pink, and orange hues - and when chasing the light, but you have to stop and steady yourself in order to catch it. Good luck!"
Matthew Wylie


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