IPA 1000 Words September 2013
We Are Juxt believes that a picture is worth a thousand words, we tell stories through our photos, and sometimes a photo can say more than a whole book ever could. These folks I’ve picked to showcase today are from the site iPhoneArt.com ( IPA ) which has some of the most fascinating and beautiful galleries of work I’ve ever seen in one place. It is a small community, but everyone there is a true artist in every way. These are a few that submitted to the 1000 words group, we will try and do this on a once or twice a month bases, it all depends on the number of submissions we get. Please visit the site and these artists galleries, there’s plenty more where they came from. To see more from this beautiful gallery go here.
Curated by Mike H.
To see previous 1000 Words from IPA.
Rapture by Jennifer Bracewell
IPA // Website // Flickr
This is a re-edit of a self portrait. The first time it was really bright and poppy.
My style has changed over the last couple of years and I wanted to redo a few favorites. I wanted a bit of mystery, so you’re not sure what it is your looking at at first. I imagined this in the vein of an album cover. I used blender to add a layer of street art shot in Sacramento and then some lines using Tangent, very subtle. I finished in altphoto. I like their black and whites. This is called Rapture as I thought of Blondie and the great song when I came up with this 80s/horror inspired image.
Following The Ways Of Knowledge by Michael Manza
IPA // Flickr // Eye’Em // VSCO Grid
At the time I took this picture, I was on board the ferry on my way home from Vancouver Island. Relaxing on the deck, I happened to notice a group of Sikh men walking around the boat, over and over and over again. Half of the men were wearing black and only one was wearing all orange, except for his running shoes which were all white. I figured that the color of his orange clothing must signify something: teacher, leader, holy man? After numerous trips around the boat, the group of men who were wearing black stopped. A couple of the men placed themselves at the end of the boat waiting for the man in orange, as he continued his walking. I placed myself in a position, so that when he came by me the next time that I would have (or at least hoped for)…my perfect shot. Waiting for just that right moment, when he walked in the middle of the two guys who were waiting for him. One man was looking down towards the water (sea), the other to the horizon (land) and finally the main subject looking to the sky (heavens?)…I took the picture. I couldn’t have planned this out better myself. A little Luck or when preparation meets an opportunity.
I shot this image using 6×7, then brought it into Snapseed, which I proceeded to add detail and structure. Over to Vintage to change the tonal color using Style 4 and made adjustments as needed. After liking what I saw, I saved and moved over to Tune Image and as in its name …tuned the image. I saved the image out and brought that into PS Express to remove just a tiny bit of noise. Then to Alt Photo for black and white, Panatomic and then saved. Next to PhotoForge2 to adjust some levels and then used Pop Cam! for BlackWhite 1900 filter, vignette and saved that out. Finally, I brought the image into Superimpose and blended the first saved black and white from Alt Photo (around 10%) with the PhotoForge2 version. Voila!
Integration (X) by Heline Lam
IPA // Eye’Em
This is part of my 10-photo series called “Integration.” In this photo, I wanted to depict the integration of humans with their urban societies, how the surrounding environment and humans are interdependent.
Sit Still by David Ruser
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The Mad Chair at Eastern State Penitentiary was named as such because it was not uncommon for an inmate to go mad before his punishment ended. Inmates would be strapped to the chair with leather strips so tightly, that it was impossible for them to make the smallest of movements. They would sit for days, without food, until the circulation in their body almost stopped from the tightness of the straps and the lack of movement.
It was amazing to walk up to this cell in Eastern State Penitentiary which housed the “mad chair”. I used Hipstamatic to take the photo and edited with Filterstorm, Handy Photo and Superimpose.
Mensajes-Ocultos by Patty Larson
IPA // Flickr // Eye’Em
This is a self portrait that I took in the mirror, based on the quote of Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, who says … ” Mirrors are used for seeing his face, art to see your soul ”
I used the apps Camera+, superimpose, and icolorama.
Suspicious Mind by Davide Capponi
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This self portrait was shot while I was in bed at night toying with the Dali Camera app. The distortion that I obtained from the app while capturing my face made me think of negative feelings gnawing at my soul and inspired the caption and the concept of the photo.
Suspicion is possibly the most devastating state of mind: it makes you imagine that friends and loved ones are betraying you and your trust; it spawns poisonous lines of thought that creep in your head and summons hate and violent reactions.This was shot with an iPhone 4s and the Dali Camera app, then post processed with Snapseed, Glaze and Image Blender using some textures from my own library.Tiredness by Yannick Brice
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This photo is part of a series I call “Nostalgia”. This is the story of a woman who finds herself alone with her memories after an evening out with friends… (a private shooting with my wife).
The ambiance of a closed session reinforces this feeling of vertigo and loneliness. The pic is not sharp and the forms appear between light and shadow. The light was dim and the atmosphere almost suffocating. I gave instructions to my wife to remember the disappointment of her life.
I attach great importance to memories. They allow us to build and are a mainstay for our existence.
The smallness of the room forced me to stand on a chair or down on the floor for the shooting. The use of the OlloClip macro lens remotely lets me create a blur and prevented the focus of taking pictures with the smartphone. I used KitCam for the shooting, and post processed using XnView, Monovu and Photogene2. This use sometimes allows me to shoot blurred background and superimpose the object or a person in sharp focus.