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1000 Words Showcase, Week 18

This week’s showcase brings us outstanding photos from VeronicainMo(By The Twilight), teamsnakephotography, and J.A.D.A.

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.

To see the Showcases by week click here.

Juxt thanks you for your contributions!

 

Before The Fall by VeronicainMo(By The Twilight)

Flickr // IPA @bythetwilight

This photo was actually an intro to the series “My Grace is Sufficient” collaboration with Ashley Callaghan (@ailovelyghe), a fellow IG artist. I became interested in the light and dark side of us all and decided to explore what it meant a little more thru photography. I wanted the photo to represent a moment in time of self awareness. I’m always trying to represent a certain feeling that I hope the viewer can identify with. I love it when the viewer replies with “that was me, that happened to me and I went thru those emotions.” I feel like my photos are always posing the great question , “Have you ever felt this way, have you ever been thru this?” All of my work is on Flickr, usually more detailed. I love the community at IPA and post what I feel to be my best work there. Instagram is usually where I post the abbreviated versions of some of my work.

 

Bang Bang by teamsnakephotography

Flickr // Tumblr // IG @teamsnake // teamsnakephotography

This photo was taken in the days just before New Year’s Eve. People in the Philippines were preparing to welcome 2013 with a bang and toy guns were a popular item. These replicas don’t substitute for the deafening firecrackers, but they do rattle loudly when the trigger is pulled and so for some this makes for a safer alternative. However, a few of these toy guns actually shoot pellets – similar to an airsoft or bb gun, but with less power. The young lady in the midst is the stall keeper. I was taken aback by how realistic and intimidating these toys looked. In the United States, all toy guns are required to have bright orange muzzle tips to differentiate them from real firearms. That’s not the case in the Philippines. Imagine these in the hands of little boys, waving them around, engaged in pretend play with their friends…  In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, and the recent debates around gun control, I thought this makes for a compelling, topical photo – even though it was shot half-way across the globe. I took this photo with my iPhone 5: I used the native camera, then edited with the Snapseed app.

 

Guilty Pleasures by sxethang

Flickr // IG, IPA, Twitter @sxethang

Guilty pleasures by most peoples measures,

are habits we don’t quite understand.

 

It starts from within, as addiction sets in;

slowing guiding you by hand.

 

It leaves you with a temptation never felt

before. Enabling it to give reason,

to want more, more, more.

 

I know it may not be socially acceptable,

nor is it validation I seek.

But please, tell me your Guilty Pleasures…before you start to speak.

~Ginger Lucero

Process: I shot with KitCam using the Dreamer lens and Color Vibe film. Added clarity. Then used Snapseed’s Retrolux feature. And done!

 

Untitled by jnacic

Flickr

This picture was snapped while walking around the West Bottoms in Kansas City Missouri. It’s a sort of rundown industrial cum edgy commercial area with some artist lofts thrown in for good measure. Lots of haunted houses, train tracks, and a palpable Wild West vibe. We’d been exploring some abandoned buildings when we came across the structure featured (3 walls, no roof). It was a striking (if disturbing) sentiment that seemed prime for digital immortilization. The shot was processed in Snapseed and framed in tadaa.

 

Substitute Lifeguard by J.A.D.A

Flickr // IG @dannywu13

I was on vacation in Miami a few months ago.  I woke up early to take pictures of the sunrise.  As I was walking on the beach, I saw two people peacefully drinking coffee and watching the sunrise on the Lifeguard tower.  I am a terrible street photographer, so I decide to so ask if I could take a picture of them…they said no problem.  I took two snaps and left. Fast Forward to today, it’s been a cold, rainy and dreary week.  I looked through my camera roll and found this warm and vibrant picture. I shot the image using 645 pro on iPhone 4S.  I processed the image in Snapseed (Drama 1) and then moved VSCO cam for a slight fade.

 

Conceptual Executioner by Lola Mitchell

Flickr

This is a portrait of the conceptual executioner, aka Bruce D. Mitchell, aka love of my life, husband, best friend, father of my children. The conceptual executioner (bruce d. mitchell) makes wearable, post-apocalyptic  masks. I took a Hipstamatic portrait of him and his expression inspired me. He looked like the mad scientist as well as the face i would expect to see when he takes one of his masks off. So I added a background of the natural history museum in paris where we went in september. The drawers made me think of a brain at work. The fire coming out of his eye just represents his talent, his never ending ideas. His creations are so intense and detailed I thought a little drama suited him very well. apps used superimpose, blender, scratchcam, snapseed and luminance.

 

Winter Wonderland by StuffedHobbes

Flickr // Twitter @overstufdhobbes

I have only been shooting and editing photography since May of last year. I’ve always had a fondness for how beautiful many things look in the evening. Mother Nature gives us some truly beautiful scenic settings every day. Photography has since given me a much deeper appreciation for all the beauty that surrounds us and I think it’s our duty to capture and create as much as we can during our short time on this wonderful Earth. As for this photo I was in my home state of Wisconsin, visiting with my 90-year-old grandmother. She lives in an idyllic setting in rural central Wisconsin, where small, family-owned dairy farms and cows are common. It’s the heart of where much of Wisconsin’s heralded cheese is created and manufactured. I’ve probably taken 20 photographs over the past 7 months of this windmill, which sits on the edge of my grandmother’s property. Never really happy with how they turned out, the scene/mood wasn’t right until 18/01/13. The sun had just set, but the colors in the sky matched beautifully with the sun’s fading glow. I quickly ran outside to take a few shots from different angles, hoping one would pan out. This was shot using Pureshot camera app on Max Quality JPEG on iPhone 4S and edited using my iPad. I then emphasized the already beautiful colors using Phototoaster, cropped and focused the photo using Snapseed and finally added the sun’s glow using AlienSky. The result is what you see before you.

6 Comments

  1. Fantastic and inspiring set of images. Thank you for including my image this week.

    Danny

  2. Fabulous selection and congratulations to everyone!!!!

  3. Thank you so much for including me in this weeks showcase. Congratulations to everyone!!

  4. Thanks Ryan for featuring my photo this week. I enjoyed reading all these stories behind the photo. Nice choices all very interesting!

  5. Thanks again! Really enjoying everyone’s work.

  6. Great stories, it’s really nice to hear the background to each person’s work!

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