Today Hipstamatic launched two new films to go with the recent ‘free’ Chunky lens that marked New York Fashion week. If you missed that one don’t worry, it’s part of today’s release.
Almost as tasty as a cup of morning joe. The mysteriously aged darkness in the Cano Cafenol film is a delightful alternative to sepia processing.
I was expecting a general sepia toning, along the lines of some of the black and white films offered by the app. I was, therefore, pleasantly surprised to find that it loves colour too. The sepia is a gentle hint; an atmosphere. If we’re too hip for rose tinted glasses, we can at least be moody.
Cano Cafenol subtly alters the colours, giving a general sepia ‘air’ – in some cases almost as if the image has been hand-tinted. It seems to work equally well with soft and sharp shots and across several lenses. So far today, most of the shots I’ve seen have been with the Chunky lens as that’s still a novelty. It’s a good mix.
I particularly like the border on this one. I’m a big fan of the Kodot (in its former Verichrome and its current XGrizzled state, which is now part of the standard issue) and the BlacKeys B+W borders, so that will be no surprise.
I have curated a gallery on Flickr with some of my favourite (so far) Cano Cafenol photos from today (and in some parts of the world, yesterday). There’s still room to add more so I’d love to see what you’ve taken and hear what you think of these new additions. Also, how do you pronounce it? Feel free to post links with your comments below.
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