Amazing Digital Manipulation Using An iPhone By Ade Santora

Ade Santora is a photographer from Bekasi, Indonesia, who creates incredible abstract and conceptual images using a variety of apps on his iPhone. We asked him a few questions about his photography and the art of digital manipulation.

Angel wings in progress

Angel wings in progress
apps: Hipstamatic, Icolorama, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Snapseed, Photo Power

What inspired you to get into photography?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, whether it be from animals, the behavior of people, listening to music or watching movies. The slightest thing can give me inspiration.

I also receive a lot of inspiration from the photos of local and foreign photographers, although I only use their work as points of reference, rather than plagiarizing their ideas. I always try to make something new, fresh and original to the idea and image.

Revelation

Revelation
apps: Hipstamatic, Icolorama, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Photo Power

Plague

Plague
apps: Hipstamatic, ProCamera, Superimpose, Afterlight, Snapseed, Phonto, Photo Power

Parasite

Parasite
apps: Hipstamatic, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Photo Power

 Scatter

Scatter
apps: ProCamera, Picfx, IColoramaS, Afterlight, Mextures, Superimpose, Snapseed

Ade Santora

Untitled
apps: ProCamera, PhotoForge2, Afterlight, iColoramaS, Superimpose, Picfx, Photo Power

Why have you chosen to work with an iphone over other smartphones?
Great device, great control, great quality with a lot of great IOS camera and editing apps for photography which I need.

Which apps do you like best and why?
Camera applications that I normally use are: ProCamera for normal shots, Hipstamatic for mood effect shots and Hueless for black and white shots.

Favorite apps that I use for photo editing are (among others): Superimpose, Photo Power, Afterlight, Noir Photo, Snapseed, Mextures, Stackabless and many more.

Melted

Melted
apps: Hipstamatic, IColorama, Snapseed, Afterlight, Photo Power

Blind with Anger

Blind with Anger
apps: Hueless, IcoloramaS, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Snapseed, Photo Power

Infected

Infected
apps: Hueless, IcoloramaS, Superimpose, Afterlight, Photo Power, Snapseed

Lactus

Lactus
apps: Hipstamatic, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Photo Power, Phonto, Snapseed

Obscure

Obscure
apps: Hipstamatic, Noir Photo, Superimpose, Afterlight, Photo Power

Mythical Forest

Mythical Forest
apps: Hipstamatic, Hueless, Superimpose, Noir Photo, Afterlight, Snapseed, Photo Power, Stackables

What does your creative process look like? Do you have an idea of the final image before taking the photo, or do you discover the image through experimentation?
For maybe 80-90% of my photos, there was an idea or concept before I took the photo. This makes post-production easier, and it’s also needed to achieve the final result according to the original concept.

But sometimes an idea may appear after an existing photo and develop itself during post-production.

What do you like about digital manipulation?
One word: Fun.

Absorbed

Absorbed
apps: ProCamera, Afterlight, Foolproof, Rays, Superimpose, Snapseed, Photo Power

Ade Santora

Untitled
apps: ProCamera, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, VSCOcam, Photo Power

Fibre

Fibre
apps: Hipstamatic, Noir Photo, Icolorama, Superimpose, Afterlight, Mextures, Photo Power

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect
apps: Hipstamatic, ProCamera, Superimpose, Noir Photo, Afterlight, Halftones 2, Photo Power, Phonto

Meditation

Meditation
apps: ProCamera, Picfx, Foolproof, Afterlight, Mextures, Superimpose, VFX Studio, Photo Power

Sunburst

Sunburst
apps: ProCamera, Afterlight, IColoramaS, Superimpose, VSCOcam, Snapseed, Photo Power

I'm not alone

I’m not alone
apps: ProCamera, Slowshutter, Noir Photo, Superimpose, Afterglow, IcoloramaS, Photo Power

To see more of Ade’s work, visit his Instagram or Flickr photostream.




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Yeah, those are some amazing, inspirational images; great work.

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