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iPhone Obsessed: Photo Editing Experiments with Apps by Dan Marcolina

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Chapter 3. Grunge

So the cleaner and sharper the pictures, the more I want to grunge them up. I’m not quite sure why this scratching, blotching, and desaturation of a shot makes it more appealing to me. Perhaps it takes the story to another era or changes the narrative of the setting, adding an air of mystery or desolation. Not all images work with this approach; the ones that seem to are bold graphically to start with and already have a nostalgic or lonely, isolated feeling to them.

Scan the tags next to the app icons and see a short video from the author explaining each app’s key concepts. In addition, you will have access to the iTunes download link and developer’s Web site. The tag urls are also included in the Links Glossary on page

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