Is the random camera glitch on iPhones upgraded to 2.0 a bug or an artistic feature du jour? It depends on who you ask. A fast growing viral group of Flickr members who call the glitchy photos cubism, believe it may be both. It's mind boggling to see almost 170 members part of the iPhone Cubism group on Flickr, the online photo management and sharing website. The cubism colony of photo lepers is gaining girth by the hour, great for iPhone fanatics but not so much for Apple.
Tekzilla co-host, Veronica Belmont (pictured left), who is also the groups founder, started her kitschy Flickr cubism community back on August 12th after snapping iPhone photos that split her images into random shapes. In Veronica's opinion; "Glitches can be a thing of beauty".
Belmont started inviting members to post their own iPhone cubism photos and the rest is history. The Flickr community has compiled over 160 shots thus far and suddenly an artistic revolution is born. This is the kind of stuff that genuine cults are made of.
Since most true art appreciation rests in the eye of the beholder, you may uncover some Picasso level work hiding amongst the cubism photo art. I downloaded a few cubism faves to use as iPhone wallpapers after taking some artistic liberties of my own using Picnik. Maybe Veronica will allow me to join her group with my remixed versions of the real thing, because my iPhone lacks the cubism feature. So I'm out!
I believe iPhone Cubism is the hottest thing to hit Apple's iPhone since Face Melter. It's expected that Apple will eventually issue a fix for the bug (feature) which may leave a lot of cubism fanatics longing for the good old days of random iPhone photo art. Maybe some iPhone developer will make a free app that takes cubism to the next level before it becomes extinct. Maybe.