📸 Five Images exploring "Place"
A monthly reflective photo series from co-host Joshua Jean-Marie...
Hey everyone! It feels great to be sharing images with you again. This year, I’m excited to challenge myself by introducing a new series called “Five Images”. Each month, I’ll be creating a fresh set of images portraying a particular theme.
This month’s theme is place, and when I think of place, I think of energy. Places can be calm or chaotic, and whatever image I create in that moment has the power to communicate energy through motion, lighting, etc. The images below were all photographed in Atlanta, Georgia with my iPhone while I was visiting the city for Misc. Goods’ first trade show of the year. Editing was done in Adobe Lightroom.
1: A photo I like…
There are several things I like about this photo. The bold lines in the street. The bright lights reflected on the woman’s face. I love how one foot is pointed straight ahead while the other graces the edge of the crosswalk. This photo represents the shared eagerness to hurry home or away to dinner reservations after a long day at the convention center.
2: A photo I don’t like…
This image is a little too stagnant. However, it does perfectly represent how some days at the trade show felt—steadily slow. Sure there are a handful of leading lines and shadows to play with, but it doesn’t spark much energy or inspiration.
3: Three other photos that work…
This image was captured on a late night stroll after an outstanding Thai dinner with my boss and good friend Tyler. The stop sign matching up perfectly with the car was too good to pass up. I snapped a few different angles of this scene and this one turned out to be my favorite.
Good lighting is always something I keep an eye out for. I appreciate the way the sun trickles down in this image and the boldness of the red and green traffic lights.
Ah, this is a good one. It’s clean and simple, full of shapes and dimensions. I don’t usually photograph too many images like this, but there’s just something about that early morning natural light. If you’ve never been to PERC Coffee, you’re missing out.
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