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Trompe-l’oeil (to a place I can hide)
I shot this picture at the ‘Attentive Now’ light show by Gerry Hofstetter, on 03.12.2015 at Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris.
A lot of pictures were projected onto the building walls but this eyes’ infinity was the most striking to me, and I focused on this child unintentionally echoing the statue that she pulled herself up on to look at the show. I was surprised by the way their silhouettes were looking so familiar sitting next to each other, both looking elsewhere while all these eyes and the show itself seemed to stare at them.
Living and non-living are mixed up in this scene where the omnipresence of the human’s image is mere window dressing. This picture is all about the look, in both senses of the word : how we look at things and what they look like. It wonders about the illusion of seeing reality and the chimera of human being ; so I consider it more like a trompe l’oeil.
A message for Carlos
This piece was created while reading the book Life of Pi. I felt an enormous feeling to transmit the message written in there.
“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”
~ Yann Martel.
This picture was taken with iPhone 6 using the native Camera and edited with VintageScene, Image Blender and VSCOCam.
Behind the story I made this photo or this photo series because my wife likes to use striking red lipstick, and it is very evocative of my eyes when I saw her, so, that’s where the initial idea emerged as a concept. And to make this photo more interesting, I’m planning to create a photo series with a different implementation on each photo.
For shooting and editing, first of all is the makeup of the models face, facial skin is covered with white paint, so that the red lips look more striking. After completion of makeup, I started taking pictures with ProCamera application. For editing to get the paint splash effect, I use IColorama. In addition I also use other applications for final editing like blending the image, sharpening, or changing color tone with Superimpose, VSCO Cam, PhotoPower, Afterlight and Phonto.
For the image title, Lippen is a German language, it means Bibir in Indonesia or lips in English. I used that word because I just like it.
9:13 PM “Tapas”
I shot this photo near the end of this year’s edition of the 24 Hour Project, an annual worldwide real-time street photography event. Over 2000 street photographers around the world participated this year, walking the streets of their cities and posting a new photo every hour from midnight to midnight on March 21st. For more info, please see their website 24hourproject.org, or, instagram.
This is one of my favorite shots of the day. I had been shooting about 15 hours straight when we found ourselves in the West Village in NYC. We’d lost the light, making it more challenging to find the hour’s photo. I had noticed the marbled glass of this restaurant’s windows earlier and had spent some time trying to capture a different couple at a different table to no avail. Wandering about within the half-block radius (as the day goes on, you tend to move less and less), I thankfully spied this couple and finally got the shot.
Saul Leiter’s work clearly trained my eye to see this shot, though referencing his work was not conscious; I saw the similarity only after, when several commenters pointed out this obvious inspiration. I shot the image using Oggl, with some very minor editing in Filterstorm.
It’s a funny photo for me because I do so little in colour, but this one just screamed out to me of course. I was waiting at this Subway station so I was just looking for a few relaxed photos, and also found others waiting like me. I was lucky that one of my subjects decided to lean against the wall in the corner like that, sort of at the collection point of all the colours on the wall.
The tiles echo Toronto’s fantastic cultural diversity, and they actually form a mosaic of faces. If you get back far enough and squint you can see them. It’s quite clever really, because from most angles you don’t see that at all.
It’s always a good day when you can bag a photo before you’ve even started really shooting! Although I guess in fairness, who ever really stops?
Bird by Bird
Pure play. I love those nights when time stops and I can lose myself in this kind of creative flow. It all started with an image of a stray cat in Spain… and it turned into a whole new story.
I liked this new story, and when I found the words from Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott, it felt so right.
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time,
was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write,
which was due the next day.
We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears,
surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds,
immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead.
Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said,
“Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”
This image is created by layering some old photos in Image Blender, iColorama and Repix.
The uncertainty principle, one thing secure, the rest in chaos
From an original pic by @another_eye using #mdpatterns by @motiondoom #decosketch and #unionapp
I’m interested in abstract art as it can have many interpretations, depending on the person viewing it.
I also had just been reading about quantum physics and the uncertainty principle and was intrigued that the more sure you became about one thing, the more other things became not so sure (or that was how I interpreted it)
When I saw this shape it looked strong and transformative, and I thought it could show how circles, entering through the eye of perception, could maybe become less certain and chaotic and so it is with many truths’.
The brightest lights tend cover the darkest of truths. A moments respite. Curtains and catharsis.
She makes Promises —
bright, sparkly, glittering things —
and sets them up in a row along
the horizon sun of a
brand new day.
~ Teagan @r_s_tea
- Giulia is drawn to images and stories that have soul. Based in Melbourne, she is always looking for the beauty in the every day – the discarded, the abandoned, and the calligraphic, often using her photography and writing to highlight creativity and emotion.
Hi Marjolaine 🙂
Thanks very much for your feedback, Marjolaine is great and she’s in the company of a very talented group of artists!