My friends have this strange enjoyment with labeling me as a hipster. Just because I find most mainstream threads illogical, shoot 35mm, graze on a diet of kale and quinoa, and hang out in Silverlake –doesn’t mean that I am a hipster. Pft! I am just being myself… in a circle (scroll to the bottom.)

hip·ster (noun) \ˈhip-stər\

  • A subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.
  • Definitions are too mainstream.

Well if I am one of these new subculture mole people, so are my friends! Here’s is the start of my cell phone portrait series “#ThisHipster.”

Travis Graham and Ally Maki
Julie Zhan
Jason Poon
Nate Fu
Don Le
Jeremy Tran
Jeremy Tran
Selfie in a circle
Selfie in a circle

All of the above images were taken on an iPhone 4s and edited through a combination of VSCO Cam and Afterlight,


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