I’m interrupting my Namibia series for this important announcement: 2Summers has procured an iPhone.
There are many secrets locked inside this mysterious machine that I have yet to discover. I don’t know how to activate the 3G, or to switch the ringer on from silent. But there is one thing I can say for certain: The camera works.
A few of the Jozi Instagrammers — or IGersJozi, as the group is called — met up on Sunday afternoon to shoot pictures around the Orlando Power Station in Soweto. It was my first time taking the iPhone on an instawalk and I went batshit crazy. I took dozens and dozens of photos and haven’t even gone through them all yet. But here are my favorites so far.
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One of the two Orlando cooling towers. I purchased my phone from the legendary iPhonographer @roywrench. He also sold me a lens called an olloclip, which allows you to shoot wide-angle and fish-eye shots with an iPhone. As the Instagrammers say, “That’s sick, dude.”
The Orlando Power Station was decommissioned many years ago. It’s now a place where people go to bungee-jump and play paintball. We passed on the bungee-jumping. Instagramming is safer and more fun.
@buka-andile, #CaughtGramming under one of the cooling towers. Rad. (Rad is an essential vocabulary word for all Instagrammers.)
More fisheye sick-ness.
This is what Instagrammers do.
After shooting under the tower, we managed to gain entry into the abandoned power station building itself. So, so rad.
The power station is filled with graffiti, covered by paintball hits.
Eye see you.
The legendary @garethpon, #CaughtGramming.
Look, there I am. Instagramming without an iPad. (Photo courtesy of @timvanrooyen.)
Windows, paint and power.
After the power station, we grabbed some dinner from the food court at the Maponya mall and waited for “Golden Hour”. Golden hour is the Instagram phrase for sunset. This building shell is across the road from the power station.
Inside the building shell.
Golden Hour Towers.
#noedit. #nofilter. These hashtags mean that I did not enhance this photo in any way. No filters or editing. Straight from the phone.
It’s taking me a while to adjust to the tiny screen. And I need to remember than an iPhone battery dies quickly when you’re shooting ten photos a minute. But still. iPhonography is rad, dude. Especially in Soweto at Golden Hour.