Photos of photos

By 14/10/2011 Ideas

Since I gave up smoking (it’s only been a week), I have been having some amazing dreams. Last night’s installment was one of the most vivid to date.

The setting was the UK, where I am at the moment, although with a far more liberal helping of Mediterranean sunshine than you could ever hope to find here, and in the dream I was introduced to a new invention by my parents. It looked like a simple roll of unprinted ticket paper, the kind you would have found in a cinema forty or fifty years ago. This paper was different however, in that if you held a strip of it in a certain way towards an object, person or scene, then wet it, all of a sudden it turned into a strip of old-fashioned photos.

The discovery of this amazing stuff bowled me over, and in the dram I set about taking photos of the strips of images with my iPhone, so I could prepare a blog post in this blog. Of course, as I woke up, I realized to my dismay that it was just a dream and the photo ticket-tape doesn’t really exist.

Although I do not consider myself in any way a professional photographer – I have always been more gripped by moving image – I enjoy taking photos very much, and particularly with the amazing apps that are available for the iPhone.

So, as a second-best to the inspiring images I created in my dream, here’s a selection of photos taken with my telephone, using Camera+ and Instagram, two apps I would recommend to anyone who uses the iPhone to take photos (click on the images to see them at full size).

Jake Burdess

About Jake Burdess

This article by Jake Burdess, an English designer who is now resident in New Zealand, where he lives with his wife and three children. His businesses include Aflua and HEROIC.

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