1000 Words Showcase, Week 17
This week’s showcase brings us outstanding photos from Mariko, g_e_mm_a, Tilman Haerdle and Scott Woodward.
Big thanks for contributing to our Flickr group, 1000 Words. We hope to showcase the great diversity and beauty of the work shown to continue to inspire other mobile (connected) photographers/ artists within our community.
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.
We look forward to you and your art. We thank you for your contribution to the mobile photography/ arts community. To view the 1000 Words gallery go here and feel free to add your own images. This gallery is curated by Ryan V.
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Untitled by M a r i k o
I was out walking my dog at my favorite place and watching my favorite swan. The light was great, the water calm, it was a magical mood when suddenly my crazy Terrier started to bark and the swan got irritated. I tried to capture this moment. This photo was taken with Hipstamatic Jimmy Lens, edited with Pirxlromatic and was slightly cropped. That’s all!
Untitled by _giorgopoliti_
Flickr // Eye’Em @_giorgopoliti_
It was New Year’s Day and a good day for a masquerade. We all occasionally hide behind some façade and dress up our emotions in some way or another. The interpretation is open to the viewer and what one person may see as vulnerable the other may see as joy or innocence. What I see is hope. Hope – that the year ahead is full of life and prosperity. The shot was taken with Hipstamatic using the Tinto 1884 lens and D-Type Plate film combo on an iPhone 4. The border was then cropped in Snapseed.
Self Portrait with cross by Photopaul15
Flickr // www.paultoussaint.com
I have always liked doing self portraits but in the 20 or so years I have been doing photography, I can honestly say I have less than a dozen. That being said, I like images that tend to be edgy and have shock value. When I was creating this image it spoke to me is so many ways. It wasn’t until I was in position on the kitchen floor, in front if the refrigerator, that I noticed the cross and grabbed it. I was just originally going curl up like a ball and leave it at that. The original title was going to be “thief” or “thief of Christ.” I couldn’t use that title and then call it a self portrait. Because a thief I am not. I have to say I love this shot so much. I hope that perhaps someone else can see a little of themselves in my image.
Calm, cool and collecting fish by Scott A. Woodward
Flickr // Twitter @scottawoodward // Blog // www.scottawoodward.com
I made this image a couple of weeks ago while traveling in Myanmar. I was in a wooden long tail boat skimming across the beautiful Inle Lake at sunset when I came upon this Intha fisherman (a member of a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group) toiling away in his small wooden boat in the fading sunlight. My boat slowed as we passed him and, with his body and tools silhouetted against the glorious Burmese sky, I quickly fired off a few frames with my iPhone 4S before continuing across the lake to my destination. I processed this image using the Luminance app and then added the Hefe filter before uploading the photograph to Instagram.
Her bare feet made an endless chain of prints by Susan Tuttle
Flickr // Eye’Em, Starmatic @susantuttle // IG @ILKASATTICDOTCOM // www.susantuttlephotography.com
This photo was taken and manipulated with an iPhone 4S. Apps used include Camera+, FocalLab, and ScratchCam. My iPhoneography tends to explore mostly portraiture and landscape photography, is usually monochromatic, and has a worn, vintage, dreamy feel that I achieve through blurs, texture, and toning. Although I am the figure featured in this piece, I don’t tend to think of it as a self-portrait, because by definition, a self-portrait involves exploring aspects of one’s self through an artistic medium. For me, I am using my body as the model, for convenience’s sake and because it’s pure fun to dress up in costume (of which I have a closet-full!) and move in such a theatrical way.
duck crossing by ReyGuy
The unfortunate aspect of Instagram images is the size; they’re great for online use but pretty worthless beyond that I’ve found. I don’t do much Instagram stuff but it felt like a good time to use the tilt-shift option on this image. I’d seen the sign driving in the park a couple months ago (my dad and stepmom moved to a retirement place across the street) and returned to shoot it on foot on a more recent visit. I live in Dallas; this is in Fort Worth. It’s a shame there weren’t some ducks flying by in the empty space. I guess I could add some with PS since “photography” these days is faking everything. Nah. Not my style. I’m a photo editor at The Dallas Morning News. 30 years in newspapers now, 15 as an editor after shooting jobs in Winston-Salem, Baton Rouge and Indianapolis. Most of what I shoot these days is with my phone. It’s just too easy.
ways of seeing by g_e_mm_a
Flickr // IG, Eye’Em, Starmatic @g_e_mm_a
We live amongst images. I am interested in capturing the links we create with and through these images. This picture is an image within an image. A man seeing a woman that Man Ray once saw. But he is not seeing her. He could not possibly see her because the fact that the picture of her is present means that she is not. Per contra, when being photographed with her, the man become one in the same with the image he was looking at; they are finally together. Now it is us seeing an image of a man, and a woman Man Ray had once seen. The time lapse between them is no longer there, and the man’s clothes tells us it was meant to be this way. Shot with Procamera and converted to b&w with Snapseed. I also did some editing on the white trench coat. Everything was done on an iPhone 4S.
untitled by jnanic
I captured this shot on a late afternoon last November while walking in Washington Square Park between Union Station and Crown Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The building featured is a much-photographed one due to its striking curved facade and iconic signage, but at that moment I thought I’d try my take on it. The photo was taken on an iPhone 4 and then (if memory serves) run through Snapseed, likely utilizing the Drama feature, then turning the Ambiance, Structure, Sharpening, and Saturation up and the Contrast down, aiming for sort of a 1960′s postcard feel. The blur, frame, and final filter where probably done in tadaa. All told a little heavy on the editing but turning out better than I had imagined.
ode to dali by w_stairs
Flickr // IG, Eye’Em @wstairs // Gothagram Prints
This image started out like most of my images do: a landscape picture taken while I was riding my bike. This one was an open field with a great blue sky. This particular piece was heavily inspired by Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory,” hence the title. Then I cranked up my music and flowed. This is the final result. There isn’t always a rhyme or reason to my works, just do what I like and have fun doing it!!
Process: I bounce from app to app so I don’t always remember exact steps, so here is my process to the best of my recollection. Blurred original with FX Photo Studio, then put into ToonPAINT to create texture and saved in b&w. Threw that into Blender to give me my color back. Then took the blended pic into Decim8. Then re-blended so just the sky was Decim8ed. I then went to my go-to app, Juxtaposer, to add in all of the other pieces of the puzzle. Then I did small adjustments with Snapseed and Filterstorm (saturation, sharpening, etc.) to finish it.
Dialogue in the Dusk by Tilman Haerdle
Flickr // IG, 500px @devteros
I was coming back from a short trip with my bicycle when I saw the big open plain covered by fog. It was already after sunset but there was still some twilight remaining. I’d already tried some shots with Hipstamatic, which is my go to camera, but under those lighting conditions the iPhone 5′s native camera reproduced a wider range of tones. My only concern was that I couldn’t approach quickly enough to catch the two dog owners in their quiet conversation. I pass this place quite regular and it’s intriguing at every time of the year. Depending on your position the group of trees always creates a different impression. I took the pic and processed it with Snapseed, cropped it, added a bit of Drama and then converted it to black & white.