The Bucktown HipstaPak

By on March 3, 2017

After Colorado and California, Hipstamatic welcomes you to Illinois, and more specifically to Bucktown! Bucktown is one of Chicago’s neighborhoods, where this month’s guest of honor Scott Strazzante’s hails from. Scott Strazzante is a photojournalist with the San Francisco Chronicle whose pictures have also been published in National Geographic Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine, Sports Illustrated and more.

Scott has a distinct fondness for street photography and he uses only one camera to get the job done and that’s… Hipstamatic! Hipstography regularly publishes photos by Scott and he has, just recently, finished his new book called "Shooting from the Hip", which will be published in the summer of 2017. It’s already available for pre-order! You can find more info about the book in this article.


The Bucktown HipstaPak consists of a lens that is absolutely ideal for street photography, the Scott S, and a black-and-white film, called BlacKeys IR. It is, however, not just any old black-and-white film; as the name indicates, this is actually an infrared film. This is a first at Hipstamatic! The sensitivity of the film, usually confined to the visible spectrum, has now been extended into the infrared spectrum. This means there is a lot more contrast and the colors verge on being spectacular: foliage becomes white and the sky can even become black.


Scott just sent us a few pictures he took with the Bucktown HipstaPak:


So, here’s a HipstaPak that could quite well keep us busy throughout the month of March. The combinations of the Scott S with another film or, the BlacKeys IR with another lens, promise some stunning surprises. Just like we did with the Venice HipstaPak, we will be publishing an article, very shortly, discussing the numerous possibilities of the Bucktown HipstaPak. So, what are your first impressions? What are the best conditions for using it? Have you discovered an awesome combo? An interesting tip for other users? Please let us know by leaving us a message on the Contact page of the site or via Facebook; we will need a small text and a few pictures. Thank you in advance.

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