It’s First Friday and HIPSTAMATIC’s new Pak for May is Jamaica

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A while back in the dark days of the app’s marketing, Hipstamatic promised a new HipstaPak every month. Good or meh, they’ve kept good on that promise.

Hipstamatic’s new pak for May is the Jamaica HipstaPak. It’s available in-app now and will run you about a buck. I think it’s one of the better ones recently. I’ve got more info and samples after the jump.

The new Jamaica HipstaPak features a lens and film only. The new Ruddy lens is designed for Brooklyn-based photographer Ruddy Roye and adds really vibrant, deep saturation and contrast to the image.

The new Love 81 film adds great texture by way of some really analog-looking grain and subtle scruffing and damage to the image. The black border has rough, organic details around the edges like a sloppy print. Check out the gallery below:


I really like both the lens and film. Both are more interesting than many of the app’s recent paks. The lens has a really nice tonal range and really pushes the color. The texture of the new film is one of the more realistic print films they’ve released in a  while. The Ruddy lens also looks great with any of Hipstamatic’s high-contrast black & white films. This will be a fun pak to experiment with.

The new Jamaica HipstaPak is available now in-app for $0.99. To see samples of photographer Ruddy Roye’s work, check out his website and follow the gallery pages in the menu.

Hipstamatic is $1.99 in the App Store.

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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, Pink Floyd, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.

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