I realized I don’t feature traditional style portraits very often. But when I see a gorgeous image on my screen sometimes it changes my whole Monday In Frame plan. In James Jackson’s image, the woman’s coy expression, and the way in which her hair falls softly with slight movement, embodies a demure moment in a somewhat gritty scene. It creates a cinematic quality that makes me want to know more about this ingénue.
Flickr user alsacienne uses the window panes to divide this scene in multiple little moments. What a good frame for today’s In Frame.
This portrait by photographer Kaitlin Jencso is a wonderful example of how to use odd lighting. The harsh overhead shed light creates a gorgeous mixture of highlights and shadows. It is highly contrasted but in parts the glow falls off her brother gradually.
It won’t be until 2040 that another In Frame will be on February 29. So, I decided to select an image that exemplifies the style of photography I am most fond of. Photographs of architecture and the American vernacular, such as this image by Roy, will continue to fascinate and excite me. The scenes are subtle and ordinary but it’s the craft of the photographers that make them extraordinary.
I had an interesting dilemma: I saw these two images and struggled to decide which one to pick. However, they are both by the same photographer, Shamila Chaudhary, and I decided to feature the images together. I am fascinated by her graphic sensibility, coupled with compelling uses of light and shadow. Chaudhary has a unique, instinctual eye and I hope to see more of her talent in our Flickr pool.
Don’t forget to submit your best D.C. images into our 10th annual photo contest – you only have three weeks left!