The Hipstography Awards 2016 – Nominees for Creative Combo of the Year

By on January 26, 2017

Which are your favorite 3 combos? You can vote for one of them, or two or three, it’s entirely up to you; the maximum, however, is three.

Only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting for this category will end on Sunday January 29th.


Combo #439 (Florian Bilges)

Lens:  Tinto 1884 
Film:  Blanko 1 
Using: Oggl


"I love the Tinto 1884 lens. It is wonderfully suited to focusing the overall view, in its essence. Together with the Blanko 1 film you can get a clear but nonetheless picturesque mood in the picture."
Florian Bilges


Combo #444 (Nadja Franz)

Lens:  Jane 
Film:  Arjan 
Flash:  Standard 


"My roots are in classical black and white photography and my main interest has always been light. Pushing the limits of the Arjan BW/Jane combo was extremely rewarding. It was great to experiment with the combo's reaction to various outdoor lighting situations. I found this combo perfectly suited for both geometrical forms and for atmospheric lighting situations - such as fog. It is also very well suited for classical black and white photography when the natural light is moderate, flat and not too reflective. I enjoyed the surreal effect of this combo very much as you can add to this combo by composing with back light, or by using a flash to overexpose the highlights. By flattening the exposure you can intentionally claim this look to create very strong elements of composition. Arjan BW will be one of my favorite 'how to survive grey weather' combos."
Nadja Franz


Combo #455 (Tita Ponte)

Lens:  John S 
Film:  Ina's 1969 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
Texture: 0


"As I was watching "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain" for the umpteenth time in my life, I suddenly realized that the beautiful tones, as well as the red hues, remind me a lot of the John S Lens. So, I chose this classic Hipstamatic combo - John S & Ina's 69 with Jolly Rainbo 2x flash - to intensify the colors. Then I lowered the texture settings and that gave me the Amélie feeling I was looking for."
Tita Ponte


Combo #473 (Christine Mignon)

Lens:  Salvador 84 (45%) 
Film:  Love 81 (55%) 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
Vignette: 10


"As a total control freak, it was a special challenge for me to make the Salvador 84 lens work. I like the lens's golden glow and greenish tones, which I paired with the scratchy texture of my favorite film, Love 81 (without the frame). The pictures were taken over the past ten month. I tried to find motifs that fit the Salvador lens and by shaking the iPhone I changed Salvador's different effects, until I got what I wanted."
Christine Mignon


Combo #488 (Sebastian Oskar Kroll)

Lens:  Johannes 
Film:  Strausberg 


"Kreuzberg is actually one of the most interesting districts in Berlin to me. Till 1989, it was directly adjacent to the Berlin Wall; not one of the better locations of the city, in other words. Lots of houses were empty, but after the German Reunion, it turned into a playground for squatters, artists, musicians, and people with other ideas about living in a capital city. Twenty seven years later, you still can smell the spirit of this era. A lot of people from all over the world still come and live here, together, in relatively small area.
I love the diversity of the people who live here. Although I'm not in line with all of the decisions made regarding integration, I do believe we all meet at eye level. And that's why Kreuzberg is such beautiful place. To me it means freedom. From the underground train, riding above ground, to the street art on the investment buildings, to the incognito bars and clubs. You have to discover it for yourself."

Sebastian Oskar Kroll


Combo #500 (Polina Sarri)

Lens:  Beard 
Film:  Bream 
Highlights: -90 • Shadows: +100
(The combo can be downloaded at the bottom of this page)


"Reminiscent of David Hockney"

"The only thing I have in common with artist David Hockney is his birthplace, Bradford. A city in West Yorkshire, England, where I stayed during my postgraduate studies. The surrounding countryside is astonishing and during my frequent excursions, I deeply felt what he said: "The enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill".
Apart from that though, I admire his talent and the way he expresses himself through different mediums. The use of bright colours, his realistic approach to painting with polaroids as part of a narrative story, as well as his photo-collages, always inspired me. During an editing session of summer photos with the Coleford Hipstapak, which is crisp and high in contrast, I pushed the highlights and shadows almost to their limit. As a result, I discovered a whole new perspective for the Beard lens creating an almost painterly feeling. The surrounding white frame of the Bream film seems like the perfect match. The flat and brilliant colours, and the lack of detail in the edited photos, brought my vision of Hockney’s work so much closer to home, thus the name of the series. This combo is a feast for the blues, so the pictures with large spaces of water and sky turned out to be my favourites."

Polina Sarri


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