Instagram user @__janerik read my thoughts exactly when he commented on Albert Ting’s photograph, “Nice Puzzle!” The different shapes fit together and form an interesting scene, but it’s really Albert’s eye that creates this puzzle with his eye for framing.
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.
It’s been a great year of photography, and we’ve been thrilled to feature a ton of it here every Monday and Wednesday in our In Frame selections. Here are my top ten favorite In Frames from 2015. To have your work considered this year, submit your images to our Flickr pool or tag them #exposeddc on Instagram (and follow us here).
Don’t forget you have just a few more days to enter the 10th annual Exposed DC photo contest! Submit your best photographs from the D.C. area by midnight on January 6.
Beau Finley September 21st
[Sharp] November 25th
Each week when I look at the #ExposedDC Instagram feed I’m amazed by all the talented photographers that Washington, D.C. has. I see many photographers, like Albert Ting, who know how to use light from indoor spaces to create a geometric oasis. Primary red, blue, and yellow hues are details in the room that the photographer didn’t add, but he doesn’t rely on a funky colorful spot to carry his image. Ting knows how to take a photograph and embraces his talent to produce a stunning image.
This week’s featured Instagram user is Albert Ting, @pootie_ting. Some of Albert’s best recent works are when he employs a blurring technique in post for a nice subtle dramatic effect. He possesses a playful designer’s eye that shows through in each photo he posts. Below are some of our favorites.
If you’d like your Instagram photos to be considered for this weekly InstantDC-curated feature, please tag them #exposeddc or #instantdc. Show us what you’ve got!