Christina Mallet on Instagram: Featuring @ashley_meiners

  Hi and Happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing the mobile work of Ashley Meiners, whose beautiful images from her home state of Louisiana play up how the use of negative space, shifted horizon lines and juxtapositions can really make for a compelling composition and photo.

Oh, and by the way, you may recognize Ashely's name. That's because Amy featured her back in February.


Never having been to Louisiana, my perceptions operate from my limited exposure byway of HBO's True Blood and Anne Rice novels, which seems pretty narrow, not to mention fictional.

And so, Ashley's images have broadened my perspective of Louisiana. I've always wanted to go there, and now I know that I must.

And with that, let's get to Ashley's photographs.


I especially love the wide angle image below, not only because it's gorgeous, but also because it cleverly contrasts big and small.

The  juxtaposition of big tree and small girl says so much more than the literal 'I'm a wee girl and this is a big tree.'

I'm interested to know what this juxtaposition says to you-- I'd love to hear what y'all think.


Another aspect of Ashley's style that grabs me is the way she shifts the horizon line.

Shifting the subject and horizon lines to the bottom of the frame does interesting things to our perceptions of that space. For me it makes the world seem so much more vast, not to mention more interesting.


What I'm trying to say here is that Ashely has a keen composition sense, and for that I applaud her!

And now go follow her on Instagram-- her alias is @ashley_meiners !