To mark the release of Life in a Day, the latest film brought to theaters by National Geographic, users of the Hipstamatic iPhone app were invited to submit their own “Life in a Day” images. The top pictures, as chosen by National Geographic photo editors, were featured before the film during premiere screenings on July 24, 2011. Viewers at the screenings texted their votes and ultimately selected as the winner Eric Black's picture of his daughter through a window. With over 18,000 entries, the contest was Hipstamatic’s most popular to date.
My daughter, Zoe, was watching me through our bedroom window. As I did chores in front of our house in Montreal, I spied her looking at me, quietly. I whipped out my iPhone, where I have Hipstamatic on the home page, and I took a randomized shot with whatever Hipsta-film/lens combo appeared. I barely even setup the composition, as I had to reach my hands way over my head to get her face close-up. Captured my daughter, growing up ever so fast!—Eric Black