Apps Uncovered 7 January 2017: Double Take

Selected by Bob Weil

In this first weekly Apps Uncovered of 2018, we present a selection of what I found to be the most interesting images from our Flickr group this week – with one commonality: as I viewed the images in sequence, these particular photos caused a double-take. My guess is that they might do the same for you.

This week’s lead artwork is a splendid staged shot by the inimitable Cedric Blanchon – a bit of a legend in the creation of surreal worlds using the iPhone. If you need further convincing, take a look at Cedric’s photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/71479580@N04/.

Louise Whiting, Andrew Lucchesi, mel de k, Paul Yan, Karen Axelrad (2), Dina Alfasi, Kurt Norlin, Poetic Medium, Sergiy Beliayev and Roccantica round out the week’s selections.

If you’d like to see your images in the running for selection to our weekly Apps Uncovered feature, be sure to list the apps you used to create your image when you upload it to the iPhoneographyCentral Flickr group. (And as an added bonus to other members who would love to learn from your successes, consider adding the “Backstory” describing the creative process that led you to capture and process the image as you did.)


The party is over by cedric blanchon

Apps used and backstory: I took this picture with a iphone6 plus, and after i used the mextures app for the black in white and texture. A friend of mine asked me for the photo, she is model. This photo recounts in a surrealistic way how a person could end life once the end-of-year festivities are over.


Untitled by Louise Whiting

Apps used: Procreate, iColorama, Tintype and Snapseed.
Bacsktory: Self portrait taken with the native iPhone 8 plus camera. Many of my portraits are bald, they represent an emotional rawness from my own struggle with negative self esteem, perception and beauty.

Honk marcher

Honk marcher by Andrew Lucchesi

Apps used: iPhone 6 Plus, Pixomatic, Superimpose, Formulas


jumper by mel de k

App used: Cymera app
Backstory: love this duochrome effect, love the vintage-y weird mood it renders.
My young cousin has given me some old dolls she doesn’t play with anymore, and I sprayed them in pink and golden. Then every now and then I make photoshoots with them, and this is one of the results 🙂

High V 2018 for everyone! --- ❤️Happy New Year to You, whoever and wherever you are!

High V 2018 for everyone! — ❤️Happy New Year to You, whoever and wherever you are! by Paul Yan

Apps used: Shot on iPhone 8 Plus with the ProCamera app; post-processed with Snapseed
Backstory: The annual window cleaning of my apartment building was being carried out. Secured only by hemp ropes fastened to the 31-storey-high roof top, the professionals performed their task beginning from the top floor, with acrophobia thrown out the window. After finishing my level, they went down below. I asked if I could take pictures and this jolly gentlemen gave me a high V.

Red-nosed Giraffe

Red-nosed Giraffe by Karen Axelrad

Apps Used: Hipstamatic with Loftus lens, Inas 1969 Film and Apollo flash.
Backstory: I shot this photo during a walk around a Southern California neighborhood. I liked the irony of a red-nosed giraffe and the colorfulness of the scene. I shot it with hipstamatic, but found the colors a bit dull, so I post-processed it in HIpstamatic from the original using another combination. I like the saturated, slightly glowing colors to bring out the red lightbulb on the giraffe’s nose, and the feeling of depth this combination achieved.

Winter Dream

Winter Dream by Dina Alfasi

App used: Processed with VSCO with e8 preset

First Lake - Winter View

First Lake – Winter View by Kurt Norlin

Apps used: Hipstamatic and Snapseed
Backstory: Landscape, Simpson Park, First Lake, 2017


Valleybrook-12023 by Poetic Medium

Apps used: KitCam(GhostBird), Mextures, Moldiv

•Bizarre quartet(near Historical Museum, Kharkiv, )

•Bizarre quartet(near Historical Museum, Kharkiv, ) by Sergiy Beliayev

Apps used: Hipstamatic – 1st Bake /Lens: Frosty | Film: Rasputin | Flash: Apollo/ … 2nd Bake /Lens: Antoni | Film: Robusta | Flash: Apollo/
Backstory: Honestly, I don’t even know what do these statues mean exactly, where are they from etc. (I hope I will figure it out soon!) Just saw them walking by one morning, and the inner voice told me take the shot!


Downtown by Karen Axelrad

Apps used: SKRWT, Hipstamatic with Mark lens and BlacKeys Supergrain film.
Backstory: I liked these walls as a backdrop, so waited for the man to arrive in front of the white wall. I like the result with its light/dark contrasts and leading lines. This photo was taken with Hipstamatic, but because it needed straightening, I went back to the original photo, straightened it in SKRWT, and then processed it in HIpstamatic.

Meanwhile at home: January 2018.

Meanwhile at home: January 2018 by Roccantica

Apps used: It was taken with my iPhone 6 and processed by Instagram’s filter XProII.
Backstory: I am very instinctive when it comes to capture people. I was passing by, the boy was chasing his brothers, I pointed my iPhone and all combined together. I didn’t have to stand there and wait in front of the graffiti for something meaningful to happen…

Bob Weil

Bob is the co-author of The Art of iPhone Photography (with Nicki Fitz-Gerald), published by Rocky Nook photography books and supports Nicki in managing iPhoneography Central and the associated Flickr group.