I didn’t venture too far into nature for this one, but I love seeing the comparison between the color and black and white here- I can’t decide which one I like better.
I know I’m a bit late to this challenge, but I just remembered this great doll I have and I wanted to share her with you.
My grandma gave me this doll quite a long time ago. I’ve always thought she was very interesting. She has a fabric, stuffed body with porcelain hands and head. The back of her neck is marked “Grace Storey Putnam.” Recently I decided to look up the name, and found a bit more than I expected. This doll is a Bye-Lo Baby Doll sculpted by Grace Putnam somewhere in the 1920s – 1950s. This line was one of the first ever to have dolls made to look realistic.
Okay, so I know this isn’t in black and white, but it still counts, I promise (well, sorta). Let me explain:
I took this image of an abandoned barn in Georgia quite awhile back. I had been visiting my sister in Tallahassee and wanted to find an old barn with this specific image in mind- so we took a bit of a road trip.
I printed the image in black and white on matte paper. I then hand-colored the image with pastel and colored pencil. I printed parts of the image (the brighter, shinier squares you see) in color on lustre paper and attached these pieces in their proper spaces with squares of balso wood above the matte background.Then, I glued on dirt, leaves, grass, flowers, twigs and wood pieces to add a tactical nature to the image.
I rarely ever take photos in black and white, not since my film classes that is. There’s something about being able to incorporate color in my images that I love. However, since I seem to have lots of photos of the back of things, I did some re-edits out of curiosity to see what my color images would look like in black and white. With each of the miniature images I had to increase the brightness after desaturating to bring back in the details. Oddly enough, with the image of the dog (the only non-miniature I included) I has to decrease the brightness. Even so, I actually quite like most of these in black and white.
While my WWII is based on a lot of color symbolism, I do really like this specific image from the series (the man knocking on the door) in black and white- I think it lends to the historic look- the series taking place in the 1940s.
As a comparison, here are a few of my images of the back of things originally created in black and white.
This challenge may have given me just the push I need to create the black and white film noir inspired images I’ve been thinking about.
Each Sunday, I post a new word. Use the word as a starting point for your creativity. Look through your image archives, or create a new photo, painting, drawing, story, poem etc. that you feel fits the theme.
- Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: (current week’s topic)”
- Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
- Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
- Have fun!
Links to your contribution will be shared on the next week’s post.
Don’t have a blog? No problem, post to any social media site and send me the link using the tags and usernames below.
OWPC flickr group
tags I track: #owpc, #one word photo challenge, #onewordphotochallenge, #jennifer nichole wells
Part III: People, Places & Things
I’m going to try mixing up some series here, for those of you who don’t like one or another. I mixed my ideas for the 3 different sections together alphabetically. So here we go, taking us through 2019. Obviously if we all get bored midway through there’s room for flexibility.
The 3 categories that the topics fall into…
People & Creatures
- Animal List A to Z
- Animals in Art and Symbolism
- Animal Symbolism in Art and Culture
- Plants Named After Animals
- Animals in Medieval Art
- Insect Themed Art Ideas (pinterest)
Places & Things
- The History of Found Objects in Art
- 10 Everyday Objects Beautifully Transformed into Works of Art
- Examples of Iconography
- Art Through Time, A Global View (artwork searchable by theme)
Be creative! You don’t actually have to share a picture of the literal word, find your own meaning. Maybe for ‘ant’ share an image of an antelope, a piece of fruit ants got into, a story, poem, drawing, etc. about an ant. It only has to make sense to you!
- Pig – June 10
- Pillow – 17
- Place – 24
- Plant – July 1
- Pool – 8
- Porcupine – 15
- Portrait – 22
- Positive – 29
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*While originally published January 2014, this post is constantly updated with the most current One Word Photo Challenge information.*
“Photographers, artists, poets: show us MIRRORED.”
The picture of the man looking at his reflection is a scanned in silver gelatin print from a 35mm negative of an Aragorn (Lord of the Rings) action figure sitting on a dollhouse scale chair.
The third image was created the same way- a silver gelatin print from a 35mm negative- however, it’s not miniature like the images you normally see on my page, nor is it a double exposure like it appears- the bottom half is a small square mirror propped against the black screw-like object that you see blurred out in the top and clearly in the mirror. Make sense? probably not…
The middle image is a miniature city built out of staples, washers, screws, etc. and placed atop and in front of 2 mirrors-taken with my tried and true method- my dslr camera.
With these definitions I venture to say that there are patterns in the stars, such as the constellations or simply that the stars in the sky are a pattern in themselves.
With that, the space craft below is also a pattern- a miniature diagram/representation of the real thing.