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1000 Words Showcase, Week 19

This week’s showcase brings us outstanding photos from Millo Salgado, FranceMarie, Margot Kenny, and komeda.

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.

Also please visit out 1000 Words IPA monthly showcase, recently started by Mike Hill.

Juxt thanks you for your contributions!

Still far from home by AlGrega

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“Still far from home” – Turin, December 2012

During my daily commute to work, my attention was caught by this foreign young girl. She was keeping her head against the wall, opening her eyes every now and then looking at something invisible, far in the distance. There was something unique in that moment that I almost felt her nostalgia. I wanted to capture that feeling but she closed her eyes and I had to be content with this picture. I immediately thought she was still far from home.

Processed with ProCamera and Snapseed.

passage by Margot Kenny

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I took this photograph in the city centre in Dublin, Ireland where I live. It was just after Christmas, which explains the reindeer painted on the window, in the evening when everyone was rushing home from work. I did what I sometimes like to do, which is to sit at the window of a café, put my phone up against the glass and keep shooting whoever is passing by. This woman stood out as she was so elegantly dressed. I cheated a bit by layering in a separate photo of two men walking past, taken in the same series, because I felt like she needed an audience! You can also see the reflection in the window of other people in the café where I am sitting. I’m fascinated by street life and I like this way of catching things – one, because people don’t notice me, and two, because I don’t know what I am capturing on my phone until afterwards, so that makes it more spontaneous. I like movement and how people interact on the street. In Dublin the streets are quite narrow and very crowded so you see a kind of choreography happening as people weave in and out of each other at busy times. There was a lot going on in this picture and the original is very colourful, so I made it black and white to focus more on the relationship between the people than the other details. It is processed mostly in Snapseed with BlurFX to soften the edges. The blur of the figures is caused by the HDR function on the Iphone 4 being switched on, that was an accident that I only figured out after a few months of getting blurred figures and not knowing why…! But I like how it gives the effect of people as ethereal spirits, passing by.

Pilgrimage by FranceMarie

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Pilgrimage is a montage of two images, unique mannequins I found in Las Vegas gift shop and a dramatic open highway I found driving through the desert. I used Juxtaposer to isolate the mannequins and place them onto the desert road. Then I used Iris to tone the image, and Pixlr-o-matic to add the light orbs and frame. I titled the image Pilgrimage because the two figures feel to me like they’re on a journey, strangers in a strange land looking for a home.

 

The Public Image by Millo Salgado

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The past Sunday we were at the beach, swimming in the sea, and there were a lot of pelicans fishing. I was in the water with my iPhone, as usual, trying, again, to take a decent shot of these wonderful creatures. This time they were very close. This guy was alone, so I approached quietly, but with my iPhone prepared. I took some other shots with my kids and a pelican but this is the only one with just a pelican and I must say I love the result. I took it with Hipstamatic and processed it with Snapseed.


 light as a feather by komeda

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You may feel comfortable on your own ground or in some familiar place. This photo was made in the first station of  line #4, in the Seoul Metro. This is where I begin my day two or three times a week. There was a big snowfall in the city the night before, so I was not able to drive my car. There were more people than usual at the station, but that is not actually unusual. Sometimes the usual makes me feel inconvenient. The first station on this line is near the mountains and the last station is close to the sea. I can not pass by the city where I expected to arrive. An announcement told me the subway will depart the station in 30 seconds. The line of the glass ceiling seemed to show me where I must to go and an old man was looking where I want to go. My earphone was blaring out Dustin O’Halloran’s “Departures N.1″. I took this this picture with Hipstamatic app on my iPhone 4S, then edited it with the Snapseed, PicFX & Cameramatic apps on my iPad.


One Comment

  1. Wow! a beautiful and inspiring group of images Ryan. Thank you for including me, I’m honored. Love reading the details and stories behind the images. Kudos to all!