One Screen Schoolhouse Highlights- Monochromatic
I had a really hard time picking highlights from last week so i just chose a ton. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. There are so many amazing artists that participate in the #juxtschoolhouse tag. The latest subject was thinking and shooting with a monochromatic palette in mind. We explored the idea of “seeing in black and white” and the strategy behind finding images that will translate well into a monochromatic color scheme. To read the entire post go here.
This image came about as I discovered self-portraiture as a means to explore and examine my troubles. I wanted a photo that showed me coming apart, but underneath was the same old me. I’ve always thought I had tremendous self-knowledge, but I’d been fooling myself. My probing proved to be superficial, thus not producing any substantive changes in my life. I chose Decim8 for the primary edit, as it generates images which are not straightforward, letting the viewer find different interpetations. I used PhotoCopier to make the image pallid and monochromatic, to enhance the moodiness.
Melbourne, 1 November, miserable day, 4 cups of coffee, feeling a little shaky, light streaming in, girl in a brightly-stripely dress, she leans up against wall waiting for her takeaway, rest phone on table, open up Hipsta, keep talking to my companion who is none-the-wiser, click. Hope I got it… Another coffee?
JohnS and Claunch, a real favourite but particularly in that light. – @shazalenko13
Well first, I love roadside diners and I go out of my way to drop in to this one in upstate New York a few times a year. And second, my roots are in black and white photography, my first love, so I can just see certain shots in black and white. Huge, long time fan of Walker Evans, Duane Michals, Stieglitz, Weston, Cunningham and the like and have spent countless hours in the photography wing of the Met in NYC staring at the…what, the purity and artistry of the images and craft. Like I said: my first love. When I moved to NYC 23 years ago and into a 5th floor walk-up in the east village, I had to sell my darkroom equipment and find other creative outlets. With iphonography and the emergence of mobile artistry I have been able to reconnect with my native roots and image-making inclinations. What a joy! I am very appreciative of the mobile artistry community and the ability it gives us to share and connect with one another world wide. So. Back to the photo. I had just finished a plate of hash and eggs in a diner full of bikers and farmers and came out to my car to find this shot waiting for me. I took it with my native iPhone4 camera, tweaked and cropped it in Snapseed, my app of choice, then utilized the black and white feature of Snapseed, using the Red filter. That’s it. The light was just right, the clouds were striking and the sun perfectly positioned in the sky to paint this picture with light.- @lucizoe
Photo was taken in November 2012, in the suburbs of Poznań, Poland
with standard IPhone4S camera.
Edited a bit to make it B/W and change contrast, then cropped to
square with Instagram.
I use to drive there almost everyday. The place is on my way from home
to my kids’ school.
I was stuck in a traffic jam and just saw it from my car’s window…
I knew it’s gonna be a great B/W frame. Even though in happens a lot
there in terms of visual content it’s still
very condensed picture. It reminds me all those great pictures by
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site – @painterdave
Road to Nowhere -@kiwinan
A HUGE thank you goes out to all the artists that tag images every two weeks. I have such a great time look through and taking in all of their creativity.