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Photographer Uses Iphone to Document War

When Damon Winter went to Afghanistan to follow an army batillion he brought along his Canon digital cameras with the intention of using them for both photos and video, but he found that the obtrusiveness in their size inhibited his ability to capture the moments he wanted to get.  The solution came, not in the form of a high-tech digital slr, but in an Iphone app.

The Iphone’s hipstamatic app mimics the style and color of older film cameras and through its size Winterwas able to take his photos without making the soldiers feel uncomfortable.  The time lag in the hipstamatic only allowed Winters to take one photo every few seconds forcing him to really concentrate on each image.

Winter’s photos ran on the front page of the New York Times in mid-November along with a story written by James Dao.

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