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1000 Words Showcase, Week 40

This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from shinnnnnya, FranceMarie and louisefryer.

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!

White stripe by shinnnnnya
Flickr // IG // EyeEm

This was taken in Osaka, on a sunny day at the end of May. I found a red mailbox on a white wall and they seemed to be located there specifically for her, in her red dress. A powerful and vivid tricolor color let me feel as though summer is just around the corner.

Shot with an iPhone4S, edited with Snapseed, VSCO and PSExpress.

PitStop by FranceMarie

For me, there’s a kind of beauty in a scene like this, a run down and abandoned gas station, full of ghosts and stories, oozing with character like a movie set. I was drawn to the scene as it was, but felt it would be more interesting with a human element. I still wanted to keep the image about the place, and not turn it into an obvious portrait, so I had my friend step into the doorway where I used her as a more graphic element. The image wasn’t intended to be personally symbolic but my subconscious may have had an influence. How would those of you out there interpret the posing of the figure in the doorway? And within the scene?

I shot the original image with Camera+, adding Clarity and the HDR filter to bring up the details in the highlight/shadows, and sharpness to the peeling paint and other natural textures. Then, I wanted to emphasize the grunginess, and give it a more vintage look, so I brought the image into DistressedFX where I finished it off with a more sepia tone and texture.  For me, that captured the feel of the place.

Untitled by louisefryer
Flickr // // FB // About

This photo was taken at a local beauty spot in Bexhill called Galley Hill. I was out walking my boxer dog and after a while we sat on the grass, this cyclist appeared and stopped by the edge of the cliff. He caught my eye because of his beard and I took a few random shots with Hipstamatic and later edited it using Snapseed.

Matrix by adesantora
Flickr // IG // Twitter // EyeEm

I made this photo inspired from one of my favorite movie trilogy, namely “The Matrix”. From there I want to try to make a character that looks like one of the characters in the film. This photo was taken with my iPhone 3GS, with Procamera and consists of two layers that are combining in Superimpose. I added texture with Mextures and, for final editing, used some applications including Photo Power, Snapseed, Afterlight, Picfx and IcoloramaS.

Untitled by American Obscura

It was an overcast morning, so there were no dramatic streams of light to be found. I decided to give my images some punch with my favorite Kitcam combination, the Olga lens and GB XR3 film. We came across this man standing in front of a grungy rolling door, who seemed to be lost in the pamphlet in his hands. As we passed by I raised my phone and snapped this shot.

The Naruto Fan by michmutters
Flickr // FB

This image is probably one of my favourite of all time and captures the essence of my ‘street’ style the most, whether in DSLR or mobile. It was actually taken in late-March last year during the Google+ Walk Down Under, the last time I did “live” edits and posting. Since I first posted this, many people recognised her as a Naruto fan dressed as “Kakashi”. It was 8am, I think she was on her way to a comic convention here. She was a little embarrassed as most people are when I ask them to take a photo, and with the mobile phone, close up street portraits can be quite intrusive. So, I had to be fast. I think in general, most close-up street portraiture has to be quick anyway. You take 15 seconds to ask, another minute to explain yourself, another 5 minutes to reassure them after they realise you are going in close, and then about 10 seconds to remember how you envisaged the image and direct them and make sure you take the one good shot. I believe that when imposing on strangers, it is vital to get it right the first time because it is not easy asking for the second shot or the third. Therefore, yes, experience means that I spotted her from a mile away; yes, I pretty much ran after her calling out as I have been known to do many times. I think that being a woman makes that possible, and I think my personality also makes a lot of street portraits possible.

I decided to revive this image as I had some, I believe, great street portraits that should be viewed together as a set. This was taken and posted when I had 100 followers on Instagram, and on a personal level, I wanted to share it again to show a different element of taking “street”. She has become part of my series called “Portraits of Everyday People, Portraits of Humanity” on Backspaces. I am @michmutters as I am on all  platforms.

As always, I use Procamera. The revised edit was with the following apps: Snapseed, Big Lens, Noir Photo and then Mextures since it was released. It is interesting to note that since I started, I have been revisiting old images and editing them in new apps as the technology and the apps available have increased in just a year.

low-definition 2 by MartinaP.
Flickr // EyeEm // IPA

This picture belongs to a series that I have just begun on anxiety and depression. The idea of the series is to work with self-portraits and groups of words that will evoke various symptoms and effects of anxiety and/or depression. It’s a project that goes beyond mere aesthetic goals (although aesthetics plays an important part in the project), and that involves some unveiling and risk-taking.

I took this picture with an iPhone5 while still in bed one morning, using Oggl (Madalena Lens and Claunch 72 Monochrom film). The apps used for editing were Snapseed, TitleFx and Mextures. In Mextures, I used mainly Grit & Grain, and Emulsion filters, making a formula quite similar to the one used in the first picture of the series, because I wanted some unity in the editing process. As I have conceived the series, the editing process has to be coherent both from one picture to the other, and with the thematic explored. Of course, as I proceed with the project, things could evolve and the editing process could change if it needed to.

A short rest by thomas.kakareko

I took this photo last week in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. After visiting Catalunya I was thrilled to come back to Barcelona for some street photography. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. As always this part of the city was overcrowded with tourists when I noticed this guy having a quick nap in front of this amazing backdrop. I was lucky enough to have only him in the frame as hundreds of people were passing by. Meanwhile he was resting unaware of what’s happening around him.

I cropped this photo in Snapseed and added some contrast. Then I took it to VSCO and tried all the different filters before I chose this one. Really liked the sharpness and the b/w tones. After adjusting exposure and playing a little with shadows and highlights it was done. I like to keep my edits simple.


  1. Another great set of images and a very enjoyable read. Thanks to all concerned ;)

    Regards, Paul J Rose

  2. Another striking collection of images! Honored to have an image included among them. Thanks Ryan! I love reading the stories, techniques and thoughts behind the pics.

  3. Wonderful showcase! It’s great to have a description with the photos. Honored to be part of it.

  4. Almost forgot: thank you so much Ryan for your great work and for having included my image in your showcase!

  5. A delayed thank you!


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