The Hipstography Awards 2015 – Nominees for Creative Portfolio of the Year

By on janvier 25, 2016

Quels sont vos 3 portfolios préférés? Vous pouvez voter pour un seul portfolio, pour deux ou pour trois; trois étant le maximum.

Un seul vote par personne est autorisé.

Fin des votes pour cette catégorie: le jeudi 28 janvier.

Remarque pour les lecteurs francophones: étant seul à gérer le site, il m'est impossible de copier les textes accompagnants les portfolios dans les deux langues. Je n'ai donc gardé que l'anglais. Merci de votre compréhension.


'Flip the page!' by Berlewen Jolixor

Berlewen-Jolixor-Books-portraitName: Berlewen Jolixor
Hometown: Lyon, France
Resides: Saint Genis Laval, France
Profession: Restoration of historical monuments, painter, decorator
Hobbies: Tai chi, sci-fi, biking, photography
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: It’s a jubilee this year!

Favorite Combo:  Lowy  +  Blanko 1 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Love 81 
Favorite Flash: The sun

"Little figures popping out of old books as if they are living their tiny lives amidst the adventures on these pages. It’s a way of breathing life into stories or illustrating symbolism… In this case I used:
- A magical combo that I discovered during a Hipstamatic Sardinia contest. Sergio, Love 81 (magnificent texture) and Triple Crown flash (which reduces the murky effect of the Sergio lens)
- Old Arts et Metiers magazines from 1924 as backgrounds
- A little bit of a tribute to the upcoming Star Wars movie and e-books"

Berlewen Jolixor


'Natural Mystic' by Guido Cubo Quadro

Guido-Cubo-Quadro-Multi-Exp-24Name: Guido Cubo Quadro
Hometown: Milano, Italy
Resides: Milano, Italy
Profession: Freelance
Hobbies: Painting, photography, nature,...
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1968

Favorite Combo:  Eric  +  Robusta 
Favorite Lens:  Foxy 
Favorite Film:  Robusta 
Favorite Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 

"All these self-portraits are made randomly with a remote control. To get this kind of effect with the Multi-Exposure Kit, I usually choose a dark subject with a light or clear background for the first shot. Then I shoot a second exposure that fills the dark part of the subject, softens the mid-tones and disappears in the clear background of the first exposure. Normally I choose a subject that is not well lit, to enhance the contrast with the first shot. Other combinations are also possible to get different results, i.e. lighting up the subject of the first shot, you will then obtain a more homogeneous effect. I also use flashes for different effects, for a sharper image, and the flexibility to shoot in any kind of light conditions.
The hardest part is visualizing the first shot, and already imagining the parts to be filled with the second shot. My tip is to shoot and try again and again and again!"

Guido Cubo Quadro



'To scan or not to scan' by Berlewen Jolixor

Berleween-Jolixor-code-barre-portraitName: Berlewen Jolixor
Hometown: Lyon, France
Resides: Saint Genis Laval, France
Profession: Restoration of historical monuments, painter, decorator
Hobbies: Tai chi, sci-fi, biking, photography
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: It’s a jubilee this year!

Favorite Combo:  Lowy  +  Blanko 1 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Blanko 1 
Favorite Flash: The sun

"Barcodes are physical representations of numerical data, consisting of bars and spaces of varying width, made up of empty and full, everything and nothing… Let’s not forget that, above all else, it identifies a product by giving it a code. Yes, this symbolic little something-or-other symbolises a product as being made here, sold there, money, gain, capitalism, exploitation, globalisation but also identity and uniqueness. For sale, therefore also purchasable.
In this series, the barcode is seen as a simple visual... a cold and mathematical thing crying out for rerouting; crying out for a merrier and kinder life… crying out for some poetry!"
Berlewen Jolixor


'Urban People' by Polina Sarri

Polina-Sarri-double-exposure-portraitName: Polina Sarri
Hometown: Volos, Greece
Resides: Athens, Greece
Profession: Architect, Textile Designer, Editorial Director,...
Hobbies: Hipstography, Design, Swimming
Hipstographer since: 2011
Year of Birth: 1957

Favorite Combo:  Florence  +  Estrada 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Robusta 
Favorite Flash: None

"As an architect, I am very sensitive to the deterioration of old buildings which have a strong identity and are part of a regional architectural heritage. In the center of Athens, where I live, this phenomenon is commonplace. I am surrounded by buildings, private as well as public, that are abandoned and left to deteriorate. In this portfolio, I tried to portray 8 young creative people - architects, graphic designers, industrial designers - who understand this problem and are part of a wider urban cultural awareness scheme.
I used Hipstamatic's double exposure feature, with which I immediately fell in love. Using 'lonely structures' consisting of buildings and grids, I came up with these random, solitary portraits. I chose to shoot this series of 'Urban People' with Florence/Robusta, a combo that I found very appropriate, because I believe it adds to the sad, aged feeling of decadence. Hoping that the contrast of creative youth and pathetic maturity will give us all food for thought."

Polina Sarri


'Hommage to Arcimboldo' by Susan Bein

Susan-Bein-portfolio-portraitName: Susan Bein
Hometown: Los Angeles (long, long ago)
Resides: Portland, Oregon
Profession: Photographer, Graphic Designer, Teacher
Hobbies: Crosswords and Sudoku
Hipstographer since: 2010
Year of Birth: 1952

Favorite Combo:  Tinto 1884  +  D-Type Plate 
Favorite Lens:  Florence (50%) 
Favorite Film:  Love 81 (83%) 
Favorite Flash: None

"Technical: I used Florence/Robusta and the Multi-Exposure Kit in Hipstamatic. I got the idea from seeing Polina Sarri's very inspiring post on Hipstography, and further refined the technique. I took silhouettes of friends and strangers, printed them onto paper, and carried several silhouettes with me when I went out to photograph each day. I would first photograph the silhouette, then photograph something else to fill the silhouette. It took several tries to line things up, to get the effect I wanted, and sometimes I got it right away, or got something surprising that I liked even better than my original idea.

The Photographs: I've tried to create new whimsical, mythological creatures, with a nod to Arcimboldo and an eye to modern times. I've filled their heads with the things I found around me, at home in Portland, Oregon, and on a recent trip to Paris. Each image has a bit of a puzzle in it; the mind has to do a little dance to see what is filling the head as a thing apart, and then to see it as an integrated composite, a new beast, with its own characteristics. "
Susan Bein


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