Filtered: Photos by *safesolvent
Martin Reisch, working under the moniker *safesolvent, is the kind of prolific photographer who makes you think of all the moments in life that you should’ve taken a picture but didn’t. A rampant Instagrammer, Reisch has made something of a name for himself in the community through his unique approach to iPhone self-portraiture (note: you need a timer, a GorillaMobile, and a pair of good legs).
How to do a self-portrait like *safesolvent:
“I tend to do selfportraits mostly in locations that have vast large amounts of empty space. I like the contrast it gives when adding myself into it. It reminds me alot of those storyboards that the late Ralph McQuarrie had done for Star Wars and some of the Isaac Asimov book covers. You’d often see a robot or character posed amidst an expansive location.” - MR
Filtered: Photos by Shigeto
Zachary Saginaw (aka Shigeto) will be the first to tell you that he’s not a photographer. He expressed as much when we met up with him prior to a gig at the Berghain Kantine in Berlin. And then, almost immediately following this statement, he pulled out his phone to show us recent Instagrams he’d snapped while on tour.
Okay, so maybe Zach isn’t a photographer. But he’s certainly one prolific Instagrammer. On his previous European tour he tallied up an unspeakable cell phone bill, in part because of his Instagram habits.
For our recurring “Filtered” series, we asked Zach to pick his all-time favorite Instagrams and answer a few questions about why he likes to share (see after the jump). Ever humble and eager to contribute, he sent us some inspiring shots, along with how he achieved each effect.
(Top image: “Taken in the Red Wood Forest on tour with Emancipator and Marley Carrol. I used Camera+ for the HDR effect as well as Crossprocess.” -ZS)
“Taken 4/18/2012 in Luxembourg using the TopCamera “timer” app and the Crossprocess applications. It’s my first self portrait.”
Filtered: Photos by Heathered Pearls
Heathered Pearls is the alias of Jakub Alexander: DJ, music curator of the IS050 Blog, and founder of Moodgadget Records. Not only is he one of the funniest people we know, he also happens to be a diehard Instagrammer.
For our new series entitled “Filtered,” we asked Jakub to pick a handful of his all-time favorite photos (see more after the jump) and answer a few questions about sharing.
(Top photo: Scott Hansen aka Tycho taking photos in LA.)
“This was my first time using gorilla cam which gives you a timer so you can get in your shot, what was crazy was this seagull flew by right at the right time to interrupt it, such a better photo with him in it.”