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1000 Words Showcase, Week 34

This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from …storrao…, mohsen_ch and suzanz.

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!

Untitled by …storrao…
Flickr // IG // Twitter // FB // Serralves

As a friend of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art I was invited for a exclusive guided visit last May 2nd by the head of the museum, Suzanne Cotter. This photo was taken almost of the end of the tour when we reached the Serralves collection and in the room was this big cube in the middle. It is really fabulous! It is made of stainless steel, painted, and it reflects everything around just like the author — Damián Ortega —wanted to suggest a critical reflection on modernist architecture.

I took some photos of it… it was impossible to resist.

The room, as almost all of the museum, is white and has lots of light… I used Camera+ to take the photos and controlled focus and exposure separately so I could make a high key and isolate the cube…

Cotter was presenting another sculpture near the wall and everyone (almost everyone) was paying attention… I walked around the cube and took the photo, selecting the exposure to the darkest part of the cube… after that just I converted to black and white using fx effects on camera + …

The result was almost like the photo you see here but i reframed it to square format so i could lose the guard that was standing on the left and to publish to instagram. Since the framing was too tight I used blender with a square white background and then a top layer with the photo so i could position it with more “white breading space” around, and that’s it…

Untitled by mohsen_ch
Flickr // FB // EyeEm // IG // Backspaces

On the streets, I’m always looking for an opportunity to capture that special moment which lives in my mind. When I reach at a spot which feels right to tell my story, I stay there and try not only to capture a moment of everyday life but also add something of myself to it. Time-worn walls, rough textures, graffitis, elements of urban life and shadows, along with subtle framing and composition, are the essential materials for my work. And the most important part which is the main subject for me is the person. Women wearing Chador (a kind of long black veil as you see in this shot) are among my most preferred subjects. I mostly use Hipstamatic on my iPhone 5. It allows me to share my photos with less edit. In most cases I just correct the brightness and contrast using Snapseed.

And who by fire…Leonard Cohen by suzanz
Flickr // IG // EyeEm // Backspaces

This image is the direct result of being invited by Roberto (@rboassa) to contribute an image to the ShowMeYourDarkSide album on EyeEm. It would not exist had Roberto not invited me to participate. When the invitation came, I looked through my camera roll to some selflies I had taken a couple of days earlier.

There was one I had started to play with that might have potential. It was shot with Hipstamatic, LuciferVI + BlackKeys Super. I had been fooling around trying to figure out how to take a selfie without having the iPhone in front of my face. In this shot the phone is in my left hand and I just happened to be wearing a hat. It wasn’t the photo itself I was interested but the shooting technique.

I cropped the photo in Snapseed and played with brightness, contrast and probably ambiance. But it wasn’t until I went to the relatively new Retrolux set of filters that I began to get anywhere. It tried a bunch of them until I hit on Style 9 which gave it a blue cast. Then I  played with light leaks. It was pure luck that the fiery leaks fell onto my hands.

When I posted it to Instagram I named it “And who by fire,” from the Leonard Cohen tune. It seemed to express the what the image was about. Through the editing process I feel the image evolved from a photo I took of myself to something symbolic and completely outside myself. Friends have asked me who is that in the photo.

Abandoned by Geri_Centonze
Flickr // EyeEm // iART CHRONICLES // IG // Twitter // Juxt

I live in the suburbs and my biggest complaint is that there’s not enough to shoot near my house.  People don’t walk the streets, there are no skyscrapers for interesting geometric shapes, every house in my neighborhood looks similar to the one next door – in short it’s kind of boring in the suburbs!  I made it a point on the day I shot this image to go out and explore within a few miles of my house.  It had just rained and was still overcast – perfect lighting to get some great photos!  I  hit the road and headed toward the dairy farms nearby.  Along the way, I passed an unpaved road and spotted what looked like abandoned horse stables.  I ventured down the road, a little uneasy because it was kind of creepy being there with the building falling down and no one in sight.  No sooner had I exited my car when a truck slowly approached.  I got a little freaked out and almost jumped back into my car to hightail it out of there!  I think I’ve been watching too much Dexter and The Walking Dead!  The truck stopped and the driver rolled down his window.  I nervously asked him if he was the owner of the building and he told me he leased it from the local airport.  When I asked if I could take some photos he said it was fine and then he instructed me, “Just don’t take any wood.  People are always asking me if they can take some wood!.”  He went along his way and I started shooting.  (I still can’t figure out why someone would lease an old abandoned building, but maybe that’s a story for another day).   I was driving away when I saw the overgrown shrub against the building and jumped back out to get another shot.  I took three from this perspective and for this one I got down a bit lower to include more of the grass in the foreground.  There were quite a few images from this location that I liked and I do plan to revisit the site to shoot the side of the building that has collapsed and get some interior shots as well.  My town isn’t so boring after all!

The image was shot with ProCamera.  I edited in Snapseed where I cropped, adjusted Brightness, Ambiance and Contrast.  I also used the Selective Adjust mode to bring out the contrast on the side of the stable and the sky.  Still in Snapseed, I used the Details function and increased the Structure setting.  Next on to Filterstorm to finish up with a bit of Noise Reduction.

Shipwrecked by ikebana_jen
Flickr // Backspaces

The title of this image is Shipwrecked which is rather tongue in cheek as these people are neither shipwrecked or in any distress. In fact, they are picnicking on a very windy English beach in the seaside town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk. The beach itself is terribly pebbly and the wind was quite blustery last weekend. Each boat “moored” on the beach became a fabulous wind break and people were enjoying the brief spell of sunny weather by eating fish and chips on the rocks!

I shot this image with the hipstamatic app using my old favourite johns lens and inas 1969 film. Ive just discovered distressedfx app and that added a lovely painterly feel to the image with the texture. The vignette and contrast were added in another old favourite, Pictureshow app and there you have it!

This story is now part of a featured story titled “A day at the beach” over on the Backspaces app.

Modern dance on ancient grounds by E. Caves
Flickr // Backspaces // IG // Twitter

As a kid from States I’ve had the pleasure to travel all over my parent’s motherland of Mexico. A few places that still stick with me to this day are the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan (Aztec) and Chichen Itza (Mayan). Teotihuacan is a special place to me, mostly because I’ve visited the grounds over 10 times throughout my life and every time I notice something new. On my last visit to Teotihuacan, summer of 2012, I was told about events that take place here such as concerts and raves. I found that fascinating, to be surrounded by ancient marvels and modern performances. Photos of these pyramids have sat in my camera roll for quite some time until I went to an outdoor dance performance and decided these two elements could work well together. From their the idea was born, I would have my own event in Teotihuacan. So this particular image is a composite image of two photos coming together to make one. I wanted to keep the image as close to reality as possible so as to look like the dancers where actually there. As the title suggests the image depicts two modern dancers and ancient Aztec surroundings serving as their grand stage. To render the image I used a few apps, Juxtaposer, VSCO Cam and Wood Camera.


Laneway Congestion by anthony1973

Flickr // Twitter

The inspiration for this photo is ultimately the result of a 365 challenge which was set for me by my good friend Mark T Simmons at the end of last year. Using only the iPhone, I’ve been posting a photo a day to Flickr since January 1st. Initially I would be taking photos of anything and everything, but since I made a decision about 5 or 6 weeks ago to concentrate on capturing Melbourne and what it is like to live in Melbourne and the things that I see everyday by being a resident of Melbourne, I feel a lot more inspired to document the place where I live, and this structure and direction has certainly made me more focused in what I want to achieve from doing the process of a 365 project.

This is an image of one of Melbourne’s iconic laneways with it’s myriad of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and quirky stores and captures the hustle and bustle of these laneways which are feature of the centre of Melbourne.  It was shot using Hipstamatic combination of the Jane lens and Blanko Freedom 13 film, Alt Photo’s Tri-X B&W filter was applied and then further processed using Snapseed for a slight crop and an adjustment to the brightness and contrast levels.

VIA VENTIQUATTRO MAGGIO by thestreepher
Flickr // About

Taken in Rome during a photo walk with my wonderful girlfriend. What inspired me is the loneliness that emerges from the scene. It was shot with ProCamera and edited with Filterstorm (just contrast and brightness adjustments).

3 Comments

  1. All of these photos are so great and I’m honored to be part of the showcase! It means a lot to me! Thanks a lot Ryan!

  2. Big thanks Ryan for featured me in this beautiful showcase. I’m honored

  3. Hi Ryan – I appreciate you choosing my image to be among those chosen for the showcase! Thank you ♥

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