The Brussels HipstaPak

By on April 3, 2015

Every great city is characterized by the people that inhabit it. One of the most interesting people we've ever had the pleasure of meeting is a gentleman by the name of Eric Rozen. His understanding of rhythm and focus in art of all forms makes him an incredible curator and a passionate artist. The Brussels HipstaPak pays homage to his consistent pursuit of the most standout images.


Eric Lens

The Eric Lens is designed to encompass both energy and vitality. It will slightly inflate contrasts, often with purple hues near the shadowed areas of the image, though these hues appear less distinct than in some of the previous lenses, such as the Estrada Lens. Perhaps more interesting though, the lens seems to occasionally add beautiful, orange light leaks that complement the purple hues and desaturated greens/blues. As with the Dylan film and the Dali lens, the unpredictability in terms of how the lens will operate adds an exciting element when anticipating results in various conditions. This just may be a wonderful addition to the painterly lenses category!


Manneken Film

The Manneken Film celebrates the juxtaposition of history and modernity that Brussels epitomizes. It also marks the return of a somewhat thicker, white frame, which Hipstamatic has not produced in a while. With the Manneken film, both artist and photographer can capture gorgeously interesting images that are situated asymmetrically within the frame. Manneken's white frame produces some compelling nuances, such as the off-coloured smudges in the corners of the actual frame, slightly reminiscent of the Uchitel film, but in colour! It also seems to create 4 unique "moisture smudges" in each corner of the image.


Note: This article was written by Hipstamatic, I therefore published as such. I discovered this amazing news when I woke up on Friday morning, reading my emails. I asked Hipstamatic for some information about this new pak for days, but no one would provide it! I thought they were overwhelmed as always. It was obviously a shock, but it is also the greatest gift that someone has ever given me!!! I do not believe it. Thank you to all the team Hipstamatic!!!!

Overall, the Brussels HipstaPak seems very intriguing in terms of the variety of results it can produce. Like the constantly changing wardrobe of the Manneken Pis himself, I am excited to see how hipstographers around the world use this pak!

This post is also available in: French


  1. Barry Conway

    April 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    What a fabulous surprise – and a well deserved accolade for the work you do to celebrate and promote Hipstamatic, Eric. Chapeau!

    • ericrozen

      April 3, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks Barry!!!

  2. Ken

    April 3, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Certainly well deserved. Congratulations!

    • Eric

      April 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm


  3. Julie

    April 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Aargh, it sounds wonderful but I can’t download it, I get the message “download failed unable to load product”, if I try to restore purchases it starts downloading 41 paks then fails, has anyone else had this problem?

    • ericrozen

      April 4, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Julie, could you check on the support site of Hipstamatic? If you don’t find the answer, I think the best solution would be to post your question there:

  4. ericrozen

    April 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Very strange Julie. Is it ok now?

    • Julie

      April 3, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      I’ve persevered, tried lots of times on iPhone 5s and ipad. Our wireless router went off earlier and phone switched to 3G at which point all old paks downloaded along with Brussels, but ipad is wireless only and still won’t restore paks even when I’ve tethered it to the phone. I did try the advice from hipstamatic – reboot device, sign in again etc but no joy!

  5. Dale Smith

    April 4, 2015 at 1:30 am

    My problem has been that the new pak is showing as already purchased although I haven’t yet done so… been like this all day! I’ve restored all previous purchases in the hope that it would solve the problem but still no use…

    Any ideas?


    Dale Smith.

  6. populuxecowboy

    April 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    This is a well-deserved honor. I can’t wait to find out how this new park works, and how well it works with other lenses. Congratulations.

  7. Millo Salgado

    April 5, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Man this is beyond cool! I’m so happy for you my friend, so happy. Congratulations, well deserved.

  8. Celine Lumiere

    April 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    What’s surprize, what’s a great day! I’m happy with you, Eric! This is a price that You have honestly deserved! Congratulation!

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