1000 Words, Instagram Vol. 1 June 2014 by Jen Bracewell
Welcome to our very first themed Instagram 1000 words showcase! There are many talented artists on Instagram and we wanted to tap into their creativity and showcase their work here. I chose “Double Exposure” as the theme for this showcase. It’s a favorite and I’ve seen so many gorgeous double exposure images of late, whether shot as such or blended in post-processing, double exposures are a fascinating way to juxtapose images and weave a tale.
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I chose these images based mostly on gut reaction to them. I love an image that leaves you wondering, wanting to know more. These images are technically brilliant, mysterious and there’s a story behind each one.
To find your courage you must find your fears.
Apps used: iPhone5 native camera | Union App | Mextures
Inspiration: when dealing with any situation in life we sometimes build roadblocks for ourselves and create blind spots that limit us in some form or fashion. Periodically we are shown these roadblocks an realize some of them are fears that we’ve protected ourselves from by simple avoidance. It’s in these moments that decide where we will go from there and test our courage if we decide not to stay on the path I least resistance and find out if we’re brave enough to move forward. – Brandon Walking the beach is something I do on a regular basis.
Early morning and late afternoon are my favourite times. This shot is special because it’s a rare photo taken when my daughter came home to visit. She lives in another state and it is rare that she allows me to take a few photos. You can just see our dog in the frame walking behind her. It is moody and dream like. The random figures in the distance lining up with a double headland echoes a different journey. The main shot was taken in hipstamatic Florence lens and Irom 2000 film and then layered in using Diana app using another beach shot. I used Ghost filter. I like Diana’s random selection as it forces me to look at different compositions. It can be a slow process as there are many images not used. You can also load them into the app by selection. My camera roll is full of beach shots and blurry movement shots where I move my iPhone set on HDR setting. I don’t mind the flaws of imperfection. I think that is what makes it interesting. Using dxp has always been a favourite technique and with so many apps giving you this ability to explore there is endless possibly. – Glenda My son was given a toy plane while wandering on an east bay beach, San Francisco looming in the background. The mechanism that controlled the propeller was broken and he was determined to fix it then and there. I wanted to juxtapose that idyllic childhood moment with the idea of future and expectations for our youth, exploring the legacy that we are leaving our children on this damaged earth with the hope that they will build something better. I used an image taken with Hipstamatic in downtown SF to layer and mask over his silhouette in Image Blender. Texturing and color palette manipulated in Mextures. – Heather This edit was inspired by words / as almost all my edits, as I am huge words lover. Words I wanted to paint here, describe love in really romantic way , as it should be, as we all dream to meet in our life :
“I carry you with me into the world,into the smell of rain& the words that dance between people& for me, it will always be this way,walking in the light,remembering being alive together”
This work is really simple. First I edited two pics in Camera+ tokay them as dark as I could and then blended in app called Blends. – Basia
For this image, my sisters and I (@theladysbug and @withrobots) were all taking group/sisterly selfportraits in the bathtub. (I love cropping people out) I was learning, and expirementing with mirroring an image by blending images, instead of just reflecting the one image. (The original of this self portrait was posted over five times, in many different versions in my feed, only two made the cut This image in particular, I mirrored with Reflection and then I edited the mirrored version in Mextures, trying to make each half a different color scheme. Then I used MultiExpo to blend each half of the image with the other. I touched it up a little with Snapseed, and that was it! – Catherine
This image “Oh Theodore” is part of a series of images I’ve created using photos I’ve taken of my legs in various poses and fashions. Not sure why I started this series, but I think it has to do with my love of fashion, especially as used for self expression. As for my editing process, I started out with the photo I took of my lower legs wearing leggings and black boots, I then isolated this image in Superimposer and saved on a white background. I then blended that image with another image (flowers on a letter I created in Blender and Snapseed) in the Blender app using the setting Plus Lighter and adjusted to my liking. I then moved the image to Snapseed for final adjustments on color, brightness, etc. And that’s it, the story of “Oh Theodore”. – lorenka
About my edit, i really don’t know what to say about my edits, (im a few words guy), but i can say: my inspirations are: minimalism, nature, geometry, architecture and human body and the relationship between them. Juan
As a fact: i started doing those edits after seeing the:
“Experiments: Photoforge by Oveck”
First of all it is an honor to be a part of this group. Big Thanks to
Jen for choosing my image for the feature.
What i can say about this photo… It is a part of the series named
“Between presence and time” and it represents My absence. With this
series my main drive was to express an old and ancient sorrow that is
going out. A bleeding shadow. The hidden part of my being. And this
photo represents my absence. The in between. A place where i can
taste, touch, smell and see a pure essence of my being. A place where
an endless chatter of human mind is silent.
Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to share my Inland
World with this beautiful family. Much Love.- LJ