After searching low and high, we've finally found the smartphone answer
to the corkboard. As of this weekend, Android users now have the ability
to create bright, colorful collages out of their photos with fashion
photographer Ben Watts’ new WattsUpPhoto app
, a collaboration between
the artist and HTC. Users can choose from three eye-popping layouts
(think: neon colors and crafty, scrapbook-inspired details) to
personalize mood boards out of their own images, perfect for sharing
Watts, who had been dreaming up an app for ages, celebrates its release
with “Mix Tape,” an exhibition at Milk Gallery featuring works he
created with WattsUpPhoto using his own free-spirited snapshots taken
during travels to Mexico, Australia, and the Hamptons.
“Mix Tape” runs through September 4 at Milk Gallery, 450 W 15th Street., with
a closing reception on September 4 from 7pm-10pm.