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the amateur ‘look’

the continuing revival of the weathered or old, lo tech, amateur photography ‘look’ can be witnessed through the popularity of ‘lo-mob’ and ‘polaroid’ effect apps for the iphone, this article analyses the whole phenomenon again, as it applies to album cover art…

…a lot of indie artists lately have felt something similar, it seems. Artists who sound about as different from each other as Vampire Weekend and the Dum Dum Girls– have embraced the look and feel of old, amateur photography, often featuring images of childhood and family. Stuart McLamb of the Love Language found this great image of his mother– literally beaming in the unintended glare of a too-hot flash at night, and thought it the perfect album cover…

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