The Hipstography Awards 2013 – The Ceremony

By on February 9, 2014


Combos of the Year

Putting together a series of photos for Hipstography, as a "Combo", requires a little more effort: the lens, film and possibly the flash must remain the same throughout. The aim of this section is to highlight the multiple possibilities offered by Hipstamatic and Oggl combos..

Of the 199 combos published in 2013, the jury chose 30 from 3 categories: Monochrome, Colour, and Creative Combos. This was not an easy task, as certain members of the jury had to deal with quite a few heart stoppers. In the end, we had the difficult task of whittling it down to 30 combos for you, the public, to vote on.

The 3 Awards go to…


Combo #186 (Christiane Backer)

Lens:  Yoona 
Film:  Blanko 1 
Using:  Oggl 

"Hipstamatic, to me, was love at first sight. Every day I'm trying out different combos. I am, primarily, a picture editor, but with Hipstamatic I don't have to do anything - and I love it! My latest big love is the brand new combo, Yoona and Blanko 1! I often photograph landscapes, especially at the beach and the Baltic sea. This combo is perfect for it. It illuminates the picture in a special way and the texture gives it a wonderful vintage look. It almost looks like a surreal painting, which I really love."
Christiane Backer



Combo #194 (Denis Balibouse)

Lens:  John S 
Film:  Claunch 72 Monochrome 
Flash: off

"I discovered the surf spot of Peniche (Portugal), a few years ago, thanks to my Australian wife who missed the atmosphere of surfing and the ocean. We have been there a few times now, and even though the combination of sand and sea water has never sat well with me, I decided to concentrate on using my iPhone to capture the atmosphere of the surf culture while trying to keep up with our 2 years old son. I really like the atmosphere of this particular spot in Baleal. It's a tiny peninsula, a couple of kilometers outside of the port of Peniche. I took a real liking to the contrast that the combo John S lens + Claunch 72 Monochrome film creates."
Denis Balibouse



Combo #160 (Kunstvibe - Vanessa Uher)

Lens:  Salvador 84 
Film:  Blanko Freedom13 
Using:  Oggl 

"I'm actually a, somewhat removed, relative of Salvador Dali. My great grandfather left my great grandmother (who was also an artist, an expressionist painter) for the mother of Gala to become her second husband… My father only told me this really important news, when we visited Dali's house in Spain a short time after he died. At the time I was already painting very surrealistic paintings, and was sad that I hadn't found out before Dali died, because I probably could have met him. By the way, I really love double exposures!"
Kunstvibe, Vanessa Uher

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  1. tracy mitchell griggs

    February 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Wow – what a great treat – reviewing these portfolios and images. I am inspired to experiment more with Hipsta – I appreciate the purity and experimental philosophy that is Hipsta’s foundation. Hipsta seems to demand a thorough grounding in composition while challenging the user with becoming knowledgeable of the myriad combinations and investigating “what works with what”….kudos to all the artists and jury.

  2. José Freitas

    February 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm


  3. Justin Gould

    February 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful photos

  4. Leona Wong

    February 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you all ^^

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