The Way I See It

Patterns From an iPhone App

I have been having a lot of fun using an iPhone app called Mirrorgram. It makes snazzy mirrored patterns and mandalas from any photograph. What used to take me hours to create in Photoshop, I am now able to create with just a snap and a few swipes on my iPhone 5. Amazing!

Once I start playing around with the app, I find it hard to stop.  It is as mesmerizing as a kaleidoscope–except you get to keep all the wonderful patterns you create. It makes the most quotidian objects you photograph really special. Below you will see mirrored images of a plastic grass drying rack, a striped jersey jacket and a ring on my finger.

Grass Drying Pad Mandala by Janet TowbinPlastic Grass Pad Mandala, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Grass Drying Pad Mandala Dark by Janet TowbinPlastic Grass Pad Mirrored, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Stripe Mandala 1 by Janet TowbinStriped Mandala 1, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Stripe Mandala 2 by Janet TowbinStriped Mandala 2, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Striped Mirror Image by Janet TowbinStriped Mirrored Pattern, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Ring Bling Mandala by Janet TowbinRing Bling Mandala, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

Ring Bling Pattern by Janet TowbinRing Bling Mirrored Pattern, 2014, Digital image taken with iPhone 5

All images above were taken with my iPhone 5 and manipulated in the app called Mirrorgram.

2 Comments

  1. Deborah Leu
    August 1, 2014 - Reply

    Fantastic – each more interesting than the last. It amazes what iPhones can do – and even more so in the hands of an imaginative artist such as you.

    • August 1, 2014

      The iPhone can do amazing things with this apps–and the photo quality is pretty good.

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