Instagram and Hipstamatic: Photos before these were even apps (Yes, it is possible).


I love the images I can craft on Instagram or Hipstamatic. These tools make my infantile attempts at artistic displays much more palatable, or so I think. They also add a certain panache to the mundane photos I feel compelled to tweet, like a view from the office. Nonetheless, applying these filters to modern day digital pictures still does not capture the same vivid authenticity of their analog film ancestors that they attempt to clone. To support this claim, which no doubt the most ardent hipsters that condescend to read this blog find hard to swallow, I have procured some evidence that is quite persuasive (to those uncertain as to what a hipster is click here).

Abandoned brick plant near Muskogee, Oklahoma

Abandoned shacks, vicinity of Beaufort, S.C.
A cross roads store, bar, juke joint, and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, LA
Tenant’s home beside the Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, LA
Children gathering potatoes on a large farm, vicinity of Caribou, Aroostook County, Me. Schools did not open until the potatoes are harvested (Today we schedule “play dates” for our kids….)
Mountaineers and farmers trading mules and horses on “Jockey St.,” near the Court House, Campton, Wolfe County, KY
Clothes of swimmers hanging on a telegraph pole, Lake Providence, La. The children from the nearby farms and neighborhoods would go swimming, on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, in the lake.
Road cut into the barren hills which lead into Emmett, Idaho

Pinto bean warehouse, Pie Town, New Mexico


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