Oh, how I love my abstractions! It’s always wondrously amazing and fun how a shot taken with a camera can produce an effect that mimics an abstract painting or phenomena from outer space. In this case, this close-up of the bottom of a cooking pan under the right light looks like an angry red planet. I did a little toying around with some of Stevie’s photo-editing programs and enhanced the second image so it looks even more stellar.I was pretty happy with the dramatic effect.
Self Portrait, ©Jaimee Todd
While I was at one of my day-job gig, I was taking a break and looking out over a beautiful view of lower Manhattan. When I saw my reflection, I thought it would be pretty cool to take a self-portrait shot with my iPhone. I really love the act of making photographic collages by shooting reflections of images in glass. When I’m doing my photoediting and bring out and the shadows and highlights of each image, I sometimes get a surprise because sometimes I capture things unexpectedly.
Last week I got a new toy for Stevie; it’s this cool macro lens attachment designed for iPhones that I got from Photojojo. As much as I focus on street photography, I really love doing macro shots because it’s like journeying into a whole different world or landscape. Perspectives change so that ordinary objects become seemingly alien territories.
Head Shot ©Jaimee Todd
I had a lot of fun with some random coins that I found around the house, including an Australian dollar that somehow made it’s way into my possession. I used the lens to get a cool shot of a quarter too.
Liberty ©Jaimee Todd
Here is a close-up of a fork:
Sign of the Tines ©Jaimee Todd
One thing I did realize is that the lens also is kind of a microscope that shows you EVERYTHING, which may be a bad thing depending on what you’re looking, especially if it’s your computer keyboard. Gross! Seeing that up close made me go run for disinfectant, q-tips and anti-bacterial spray when I saw what it looked like up close.
That aside, I love my new lens and Stevie is thrilled with it. Of course I will be sharing as I continue to copiously shoot