One year ago, yesterday – November 1st 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast of the US. During the “Super Storm,” photojournalists fearlessly covered the developments, hoping to capture photos so the world could understand the devastation.
Ben Lowy was at the forefront of the coverage a Hipstamatic photographer, and award winning photojournalist. Ben was hired by TIME magazine to document the storm. TIME had one request — they asked Ben and 4 other photojournalists to shoot with their iPhones. This was nothing new to Ben — he had long been using Hipstamatic to document war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Libya. He took to the scene with not much more than a hat, Hipstamatic, and a Ziploc bag to cover his phone.
That week, Ben made history when one of his Hipstamatic photos was chosen as the cover of TIME magazine. It was an exciting moment for Ben, for Hipstamatic and for the entire mobile photography community.
In Ben’s honour Hipstamatic have released the much-anticipated Photojournalism SnapPak: a lens, film, and camera case designed in collaboration with Ben.
Ben has been working on a charity project for Hurricane Sandy victims still in need. #SANDY is a book of photos, many of which are Hipstamatic, that tell the story of the storm and provide funds for those still in need. Please considering purchasing a book, which in turn donates to a worthy cause.