This little girl’s excitement captures how I feel when I stumbled upon Wells Baum’s Instagram feed. It’s a collection of trees, colorful shapes, and clever abstraction—it’s no surprise why I like it. This image is delightful in it’s spirit and wonderfully framed. Also, I really hope that is a drawing of an apple saying, “Avocado.”
In Frame: May 2, 2016
I look at photos all day, every day, and whether it’s images from my own work or pictures from other photographers, I absolutely love what I do. Sometimes, after a few grueling weeks of editing, I find myself in a steady rhythm of image-looking. Then, I find an image like this one and suddenly I feel my brain churning harder as I try to comprehend the visual language. Here, photographer Albert Ting takes advantage of the image’s natural, compositional mystery and rotates the frame, causing more confusion and intrigue.
Ting has several images from the opening of Dupont Underground—an abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle—that has been turned into an exhibition space.
In Frame: April 13, 2015
This shot was taken by Leonard Jewler in February, however, I’m happy to see he posted it now. This is such a striking use of contrast and abstraction. Jewler takes the opportunity to view an often-photographed scene and shift his angle to create a more unique and interesting image.