I dropped my iPhone one too many times, so it was time to finally upgrade. Before I ditched my iPhone 6, I captured one last photo of the screen and converted it into this wallpaper you can download and use on your iPhone X (or most other phones). I think it looks particularly cool with the perspective mode on.
I’ve also created a few other broken screen wallpapers throughout the years, like this one I made from Christine’s phone.
I keep coming back to the intersection of digital and analog. A few years back I had a photo exhibit at Photobooth SF called “Analog:Glitch” which explored this idea with glitched images on Polaroid film. Since then, I’ve been messing around with other ways to combine these two worlds.
In this batch of double exposed photos, I started by creating a large set of digital glitch images then photographed each one with my SLR film camera (by just photographing my computer screen). I then reloaded the film and shot various images from around San Francisco. The resulting images were unplanned, but often lined up in interesting ways. (you can see the full album on Flickr)
When Christine cracked her Android screen last year, I took some shots and turned them into a fantastic wallpaper (which you can download here free). So when my buddy Benny Gold showed me his cracked iPhone screen, I snapped some quick shots to do it all again. You can download the large version of this wallpaper here, and it should be usable for most mobile devices.
If there are any specific requests, leave them in the comments below and I’ll try to hook you up. Bonus points if you research the dimensions in advance, so I don’t have to. ie “iPhone 7+ (1080pxl x 1920pxl)
I recently came across an After Effects plugin named PixSort which creates a very cool and glitchy pixel drifting effect for videos and images. It was PC only at the time I found it, but I sent a quick tweet out to the plugin’s creator and he messaged me a day later saying he ported it. Whoa!
I’m still getting the hang of After Effects in general, but here’s my first experiment with PixelSort and one of my one tracks (which is a new song I wrote using my BitRanger synth).
What is “Pixel Sorting”?
Pixel Sorting is an algorithmic method of creating glitch art. The effect seems to grab pixel areas of a certain brightness or color, and drag them across the rest of the image. One of my favorite tools for creating pixel sorted glitch images is Pixel Drifter, which also allows you to export frames of the sorting as it happens, which makes for cool animations.