Stop taking pictures of your “stupid face,” Thomas Hurst says. Think history, legacy and every day, unposed moments.
Hurst believes he has the tool to help you make more meaningful photos and the veteran photojournalist is trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter to bring the COVR you need to snap candid photos with your iPhone 6.
COVR is an iPhone case that has a high-quality prism lens that slides over your camera lens and allows for surreptitious shooting. Rather than assuming the usual stance with the camera screen at eye-level, a COVR shooter can snap photos of friends, family or city scapes with their phone down, appearing as if they are checking messages.
Hurst had a successful Kickstarter campaign to make the stealthy lens case for the iPhone 5 and were able to manufacture and sell more than 1,000. Many of the early backers of the COVR for iPhone 5 included renowned photojournalists, like National Geographic’s David Guttenfelder and Getty’s Ben Lowy.
With 21 days left on the fund-raising effort, Hurst had raised a little more than $2,300. A $55 pledge gets you the COVR for iPhone 6 and for $75, a backer can get the case plus a portfolio print signed by Hurst