1000 Words Showcase: 12 of 2012
Its been 6 months since we started the ’1000 Words‘ group on Flickr and WOW! The photography that has been shared with the group has been phenomenal We wanted to say a BIG thanks to everyone who has been part of the group and has contributed and a special thanks to everyone who helped curate the showcases during 2012:
BP, Anna Cox, Joanna D, Paula Gardner, Janine Graf, Giuseppe Capozzo, Alessio Castaldo, Fabiano Grassi, Ryan Vaarsi, Robin Pope & Youngdeok Ko.
1000 Words is titled under the premise that “a photograph says a 1000 words.”
We Are Juxt believes that mobile photographers/ artists tell stories through the photographs/ images and art that represents their families, their environment, themselves. This is important because of the level of communication that is portrayed in imaging today.
This is the last showcase for 2012 and aptly, includes 12 images from the group on Flickr, as chosen by Juxters Ryan & Joanna.
We look forward to seeing all your wonderful images in 2013!
Fly Away by Andrew Proudlove
The image is quite literal I’m afraid, no hidden meanings. At the time I was creating I was just thinking about all of the things that slip through our fingers or are just out of reach.
In terms of the actual image, it’s made up of two different images, a photograph of a balloon and the sky that I took while at a party with my kids and the figure is a photograph of my son when he was playing in the paddling pool in the garden. His arm is outstretched because he was pointing at an aeroplane flying overhead at the time. So now I’ve just killed all of the mystery
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Cows Play Peekaboo By Janine Graf
The idea for this image came to me during an afternoon at the annual Tulip Festival in La Conner, WA. This festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people every spring with its sea of color stretching out into the horizon; it’s really a sight to behold. Posted throughout the fields are signs that read in big bold print, “DO NOT WALK INTO THE ROWS”. Tulips are fragile and it was frustrating to watch people disregard the signs and walk into the rows where they shouldn’t be; some people were even running through, leaving trampled tulips in their wake! A silly thought flitted into my brain, “ Wouldn’t it be funny if cows were let loose into the tulip fields? Like humans, cows don’t like to read signs or follow rules, but unlike the humans and their tulip trampling ways, the cows were gentle and respectful within the rows?” I had cows on my mind.
The week prior to the festival I had stopped by a small farm near my house to take pictures of the cows grazing in the field. This young cow in particular made quite the impression on me with her curiosity of what I was doing there. When I arrived at the fence, she spotted me from across the field and walked over to greet me. We held eye contact for the longest time and several times I startled her with either my laughing or with the use of my iPhone. She eventually became bored with me and walked away. I admit she stole my heart and I continued to think about our encounter throughout the week and even during my growing annoyance with the humans in the tulip fields.
So this image is my silly thought brought to fruition and I’m proud to report that no tulips were harmed or trampled upon in the making of this image.
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Melancholy Series By Mel Harrison
Meet Melancholy, the latest muse in the Mahogany Turtle menagerie.
She is a sensitive lass, carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Perhaps she is trying to find herself, work out where she belongs in this world so strange.
I hope you enjoy her journey.
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Closer By Alessio Castaldo
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I cant bear to see you cry By Mike Dillon
I tend to go on frequent runs through SF, exploring as I go. You certainly aren’t going to catch me running with an SLR, but my iPhone tracks my distance and plays my music, so it has opened up even more of my world to photography. Sometimes I just snap photos to remind myself of good places to check out later, while other times the iPhone captures exactly what I want from the scene. That was the case with this scene at the midway point of a run to Ocean Beach, where this down-on-it’s-luck binocular viewer caught my eye. With minimal controls and sharp contrasts, my favorite B&W Hipstamatic combo just begs for scenes like this. There’s no editing tricks to be used here: It’s just one shot and done. As a result, I find myself looking harder for something extra: an unexpected glimmer of emotion or an eye-catching composition. I’m honestly not sure if the iPhone is just really good at capturing the moods I see or if I’ve just gotten better at seeing moods that the iPhone is good at capturing. One way or another, though, I find that we’ve learned to work pretty well together.
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Untitled by Edy Sutanto
This photo I took this photo in Medan, Indonesia where I was born. For this photo I use iPhone with Camera+ app and edited it with Snapseed.
The Jazz Player By Kaphinga
This image started out as a straight street photo, with a lot of distracting buildings in the background, outside the High Museum in Atlanta. I knew as soon as I saw his expression and the gorgeous late afternoon light falling across his face that I had to get a picture of him. Resisting my usual temptation to get crazy with the edit, I tried to keep this edit straightforward. I didn’t want anything to distract from his face. Basically, I used Superimpose to replace the background and then used Juxtaposer to refine some of the edges. I might have added some subtle texturing with Photocopier. Then, I uploaded it quickly … before I started getting any wild editing ideas.
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Head 29 (Slight regression) by Maddy McCoy
Anxiety. Awkwardness. Desire.
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Das t-shirt Automat By Mich Mutters
What made me take the photo was the simple: the bold and highly effective façade of his shop. It created a frame-within-a-frame, drawing the line to the subject matter instantly. For me, it was important that he remain in his shop window because it captured the pride of his work and said “Here I Am!!! I print cool t-shirts!!!”
I took the photo with Procamera on my iPhone 4S. It was a simple crop to 5:4 (my favourite size for “documentary style” images and also because they display well on the profile page on EyeEm which is where I posted it) in Snapseed, with about 25% drama filter 1, and saturation adjusted and I used the Centre focus function to create a slight vignette to keep the enhance the lines going into the centre.
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Joy By Millo Salgado
I was at the beach for the weekend with some friends. I took this shot of my friend’s son while he and my kid were playing with the waves having a lot of fun. Who doesn’t have fun at the beach? Pure joy. Wonder lens + W40 film + Snapseed.
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Americ@n Gothic by asleepundercolumnsovlight
When we moved into our home, our front yard was dominated by a large oak tree. My son spent many an afternoon lost in his imagination climbing and playing all over that tree. Over the last few years, the tree slowly begun to die. My wife and I made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cut down the tree and remove the stump. My son and I spent all Saturday afternoon picking up and removing the last remnants of the stump, and I found myself noticing how strong my son had become. He would soon be a man, and it struck me how quickly time passes. It seemed like just yesterday he was a small child playing on that tree and today he was almost my equal helping me remove it. I wanted to capture him in that moment, the stage between child and teenager, before just like our tree it was gone forever.
Hipstamatic (GSQUAD lense, BlacKeys Supergrain film)
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Untitled by Boon Peng Yee
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