Chime in on the “interesting” ethical conversation happening here: http://chiplitherland.com/blog/2011/02/theres-an-app-for-photojournalism/
My thoughts on the conversation:
You should know that Hipstamatic is an app that automatically applies toning etc at the time of creation, NOT after the fact. The photographer makes a decision on lens and film in the app before making a photo. In theory this is no different than choosing to shoot with a lomo, holga or leica because of the unique aesthetic quality they produce. There are no “after the fact” effects applied.
Of course, these are amazing photos. But the “other” headline is the fact that these were shot with the Hipstamatic app by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Damon Winter. Read more and see more photos on the Lens blog.