Call for Entries: Hipstamatic, A. Smith Gallery

Hipstamatic is very cool. Hipstamatic gives the world we shoot back to us photographers as it was, or as it is in another dimension (a much more interesting dimension), or maybe as it should be or maybe as we wish it to be.

Liquid silver emulsion, palladium, gum bichromate, D-type, DreamCanvas, Pistil, Rock BW-11, Sussex – processes old and new – what is a photographer to think – what is a photographer to do? Take a picture.

Hipstamatic is very cool. Choose from a bounty of lenses and film, take a picture, change the world. Enter a contest.


So what is Hipstamatic? It is an app on your phone that allows you take photographs using a variety of different films, lenses and flashes. The resulting images are the digital equivalent of the Diana, Holga, Lomography, etc. cameras. Take a look at

For this competition, the original image capture must be done using the Hipstamatic. It is up to you to take it from there in any direction you choose……to achieve the final image. Creativity is encouraged.


Forty five to fifty images will be selected for exhibition and a Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase. Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director’s Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Choice Award.
Mario Estrada will be the juror for Hipstamatic. Mario studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he double majored in Graphic Design/Spanish and minored in Photography/Art History. He worked for years as Designer and Art Director before joining the Hipstatamic team serving as VP of Special Projects.

Calendar for Hipstamatic

Entry deadline:
December 30, 2013

Notifications via email:
January 13, 2014

Agreements due to gallery:
January 27, 2014

Hi-res image file for Blurb book and if using printing service:
January 27, 2014

Prints received by:
February 10, 2013

Exhibition dates:
February 14 to March 30, 2014

February 22, 2014 from 4 to 7pm
March 29, 2014 from 4 to 7pm

Pick Up:
March 30, 2014 or by appointment