Thursday, May 30, 2013

Red Light

I have become an Instagramming fool. My family and friends roll their eyes as I raise my phone, the possibilities everywhere, scenes that might appear mundane to our mortal eye transformed by cropping and filters. It feels a little like art, the most democratic kind, because everyone can do it, is doing it, everyone who can lay out for an iPhone that is, so maybe not so democratic after all. Here are views from three meals I sat down to recently. The way the color red shows up in these images enthralls me. And I love that the strangers caught here completely ignored me, entirely unfazed by my camera phone. Perhaps I will grow beyond this new obsession one day soon. But not yet.




9 comments:

  1. I might have to try this. But I do not have your eye.

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  2. I always enjoy your photos. Me, I'm a Hipstamatic fanatic.

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  3. these are brilliant Angella! Especially the top one. you have a wonderful eye.
    thanks for sharing these.
    i love getting these gorgeous glimpses of the city through your eyes.

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  4. I hear you! I have Instagram on my Android. I'd love to follow you -- what's your handle? HA! Mine is elizabetta. And Neil Kramer is a great Instagram photographer -- you should check him out.

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  5. Nice! I experimented a bit with Instagram but I found that phone photography is just not my thing. Not enough control or something, I suppose.

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  6. I can't believe these came from a phone, they are so good! It is always a pleasure to see glimpses of a life other than one's own.

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  7. I love instagram! I was boycotting it for so long because all I saw were people taking pictures of their feet and crap and putting a filter on it and calling it photography, but you have a beautiful eye and I think you always have. I love it now and am taking pictures of my feet and putting filters on it and calling it photography ;)

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  8. These are GOOD. Really good. Hear me drawing out my o's goo-ood. And that man in the first one is so beautiful I can't stand it. Great captures.

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  9. Love the reds. It's easy to dismiss phones as valid art-producing cameras, but the possibility is there, the cameras are surprisingly sophisticated. And when you add another layer of creativity like the cool filters in Instagram... well, you can see why it's so popular.

    Wonderful moments captured, Angella. I need to follow your lead and be more fearless about getting strangers in my pics.

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