1000 Words Showcase, Week 13

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.

Juxt thanks you for your contributions!

Das T-Shirt Automat by michmutters

What made me take the photo was the simple: the bold and highly effective facade of his shop. It created a frame-within-a-frame, drawing the line to the subject matter instantly. For me, it was important that he remain in his shop window because it captured the pride of his work and said “Here I Am!!! I print cool t-shirts!!!”

I took the photo with Procamera on my iPhone 4S. It was a simple crop to 5:4 (my favourite size for “documentary style” images and also because they display well on the profile page on EyeEm which is where I posted it) in Snapseed, with about 25% drama filter 1, and saturation adjusted and I used the Centre focus function to create a slight vignette to keep the enhance the lines going into the centre.

She always wanted to see the city by Janine Graf

I had the pleasure of feeding apples to this rhino while visiting the San Diego Safari Park over the summer.  She was so gentle and sweet, but looked a bit sad.  I thought it would be funny to set her free; send her off on an adventure. This image is actually the second in a series I’ve started with this rhino and her orange balloons. The first image in the series set her off into the sky and now she is seeing places she’s only dreamt of. Here she’s enjoying a view of the financial district in Boston (where I recently spent a week visiting).  I can’t help but wonder where the wind will blow her next?

Americ@n Gothic by asleepundercolumnsovlight

When we moved into our home, our front yard was dominated by a large oak tree. My son spent many an afternoon lost in his imagination climbing and playing all over that tree. Over the last few years, the tree slowly begun to die. My wife and I made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cut down the tree and remove the stump. My son and I spent all Saturday afternoon picking up and removing the last remnants of the stump, and I found myself noticing how strong my son had become. He would soon be a man, and it struck me how quickly time passes. It seemed like just yesterday he was a small child playing on that tree and today he was almost my equal helping me remove it. I wanted to capture him in that moment, the stage between child and teenager, before just like our tree it was gone forever.

Apps used:

Hipstamatic (GSQUAD lense, BlacKeys Supergrain film)

Dramatic B&W



photo by Sasseefrench

This photo was inspired by a pelican I saw in a zoo. I wanted to use a simple, Zen edit to capture its majesty. I took the initial image with Camera+ on an iPhone 4.  The background was made using Rainy Daze and Color Lake. I used Juxtaposer and Moku Hanga to cut out and process the penguin and Image Blender to get back the original photo and just use the outline of pelican from Moku Hanga. I then added lines using Superimpose.  The planets were added with Alien Sky; the reflections and textures on them came from a combination of Colorlake, Glaze and Image Blender. Additional effects were added using Picture Show, Snapseed and ScratchCam.

Winter sadness by Amo Iphoneography aka melle Amo

Taken and processed with iPhone 4, Snapseed and Photocopier.

It’s not always easy to entertain children on rainy afternoons. Looking for her in the garden, I felt like she was lost in her stream of consciousness and interior monologue and I had to photograph her at this very moment. I guess we won’t ever know what she was thinking about so deeply.

Bowling Alley. by Scott A. Woodward

I made this street photograph in Hanoi, Vietnam a few days ago using the camera on my iPhone 4S.  I then processed the image using the Luminance and Squaready apps.  I was in Vietnam filming a television show that I am hosting on The History Channel called “Around The World With Voyager” (if you’re interested, you can read about this and see promotional trailers for the first two episodes.)  It was our final day of shooting and we were racing to our last location in Hanoi’s Old Quarter as the light was quickly fading.  As we hurried down this alley, we passed all these people crouched on small plastic stools, eating bowls of steaming soup against this amazing wall covered in graffiti.  I paused, quickly pulled my iPhone from my pocket and snapped a few quick frames before running after my crew, who were already down the street.  It wasn’t until the next day, as I headed to the airport to fly home to Singapore, that I even looked at the photos from the previous evening and found “Bowling Alley” amongst my frames.

Macro Mantis by Richard Smith

I see the world in new ways since discovering iPhoneography, especially in close-up macro view. A rich universe of detail exists all around us, all the time, just waiting to be appreciated. And with only a little effort we’re free to visit whenever we want.

I noticed this mantis on the porch one morning and brought him to the kitchen table with a glass and some paper. He seemed fine with that, and I was careful not to harm him throughout the shoot. With my iPhone 4, a macro lens by Photojojo, and a high-powered flashlight from Home Depot, I captured several shots, some like this using Hipstamatic’s John S. lens and Rock BW-11 film. The app adds a random depth that I like.

Experimenting with the light and camera positioning, I coaxed out varying shadows and highlights, the most dramatic being when the beast seemed to stare right into the lens. No doubt he was experiencing what being abducted by aliens must be like for humans.

After about five minutes of that, it was back to the wild on a bush in the yard where he blended in much better than in the kitchen.