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1000 Words Showcase, Week 42

This week’s showcase brings us wonderful photos from shelserkin, faithmichael and cedric blanchon.

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!

Amos by ShelSerkin
Flickr // IG // Oggl @shelserkin // Twitter // EyeEm // Tumblr

“Amos” owns and operates the most amazing antique store in Jaffa, Israel, overflowing with old toys, authentic WW2 and Korean War helmets and paraphernalia, antique still and film cameras, mannequin parts, tools, typewriters, Super-8 films, nuts, bolts, screws, rotary telephones, typesetting materials, phonographs, kitchenware, telescopes, microscopes and all manner of mechanical and optical apparatuses.

He was also very grumpy.

Balloon Glow by faithmichael
Flickr // IG // EyeEm // Backspaces

This image was shot at the annual Balloon Glow hot air balloon festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Spectators could get very close as the balloons were inflated, so close you could feel the heat breeze from the flames. I shot this with Hipstamatic using the Blanko lens and Jane film, then cropped and made initial tuning adjustments in Snapseed. I’ve recently downloaded Afterlight, so I finished the image there as a way to get acquainted adjusting the colors to feel less warm than the original.

Escape by cedric blanchon
Flickr

I used Hipstamatic for the first image, then I added the bike man with Juxtapose. I converted it to black and white with Noir and I used Snapseed to sharpen it and adjust the white balance–I love the blue tone. This is not the first time I’ve used this character ( the bike man ) for a photo. I love this shade with this tree, it reminds me of freedom and escape, it is ultimately very poetic. Many people told me that it looked like the movie E.T. by Steven Spielberg, finally everyone sees what he wants.

Implications of Motherhood by Pu the Owl
Flickr // Manic Owl // IPA // EyeEm

This is a manipulated collage of pictures I took with the iPhone 4S in Kitcam, put together in Image Blender and Laminar and then processed over in Portrait Painter, Mextures and Vscocam. The image stems from a photo of my own mother I took after not seeing her for years. As a memento, I asked her to pose for a photo, but given her semi-serious stance and the austere surroundings, I could not resist the urge to stick an ancient elephant mask on her and adding all the rest. As a teenager I used to be very antagonistic; then I moved out of the home country and discovered I could have a laugh about aspects that felt so overpowering just a few years ago. Conflict with your own folks and with what they represent is perhaps a stereotype, but it’s also part of a certain cultural heritage. In archetypal myths for example, children were always trying to overthrow authority represented by parents and their oppressive rulings. But after victory, they were bound to become authority and to embrace the symbols they wanted to destroy.

HipstaPrint by SuzaniK
Flickr // FB // FB (ASON) // A State of Nude // Visual Witness // suzanadordea.com// IG (suzanik) // IG (asonproject) // Twitter // EyeEm

This photo was taken with Oggl using the Hornbecker Lens and DC Film. I took the pic at the White Night of Photography in Bucharest few days ago. This was the first year for such a photographic event where a lot of exhibitions took place in many locations and I just took the photo at one of these exhibitions that was open for sale too. The pic of the woman is one of my friend’s photo (his name is Cornel Lazia) and it’s one of my favorites of his work. That is why I took the picture :) You can find more of his work on his Facebook profile and also on IG as @kornel27 :) He is one of the most well known photographers in Romania but also in US where he’s had many exhibitions.

I Built This City by DeeAshley
Flickr

The initial photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app (downtown Ft. Worth, Texas).

I used camera+ for cropping, sharpening, minor edits.

I used TangledFX for a bit of the linocut effect a nd to increase the resolution.

I used a PNG image of the pencils and blended them in with installers and also ImageBlender..

I did most of the obvious editing with Picsee Pro, like the texture and the faint background pattern(s)

I finally used lenslight for the bit of light flare at the top.


Vandalized Masterpieces – The Bloodmaid by Bobocinema

Flickr

I was recently in Amsterdam, Holland and in the Rijksmuseum I saw The Milkmaid by Vermeer, a really great masterpiece. Going home, a crazy idea began to blend in my head: why not “vandalize,” virtually, this icon celebrated around the world? Ultimately Duchamp had a mustache on the Mona Lisa by Leonardo …

So I looked for a good copy of the picture in jpg and I began to insert with Superimpose my fetish images, my lunar eyes and some effect. After several changes, with Photocopier I tried, with the effect Vermeer, to give a unitary coloring and texture to image. And the final exit is my extremely personal vision of the Picture by Vermeer, where my ghosts are protagonists.

F++ked by RobinLDN
Flickr // RobinLDN // Robin Pope

My Image F++ked was taken at this years Glastonbury Festival and I think it summed up a lot of peoples thoughts the morning after a big night. This was taken during the Friday morning before most of the festival was awake.

The Road Narrows by Zed Saeed
Flickr // IG // Tumblr

I try and shoot and put up two shots via my iPhone every day, so it can be an interesting challenge to find the shots on a daily basis.

I took this shot while visiting Louisville, KY in June. They get these incredible clouds on summer afternoons, probably from the humidity and rising hot air. I was driving around Louisville looking for things I could shoot against these billowing clouds. There was lots of road construction going on and I thought this orange sign would make a very dramatic contrast against the sky and clouds. The sign was not very high and I had to lay down on the sidewalk and look up with my iPhone to cut out everything but the sky behind it.

The title “The Road Narrows” comes from an expression I have heard from my friends. It means as life goes by your choices are narrowed to doing the right thing. Doing the wrong thing in life becomes less and less of an option. I thought this shot symbolized that.”

Shot and edited on iPhone 5. Apps Used: Shot with 6X6. Edited and processed in Pixlromatic Plus, MullerPhoto and Mextures.

2 Comments

  1. Great set of images and stories behind them. Congrats everyone ;)

  2. a great selection of wonderful images by all! love reading the stories behind the pics, too!

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