Christina Mallet on Instagram: These Photos Make Me Think...

Happy Instagram Wednesday! I hope your 2015 is going swimmingly!We are starting of the year of with a bang with the images I'm featuring today from the #littlebellows Instagram pool. Please visit the photographers Instagram feeds, byway of the link below each of their photos.

Cheers!

Christina

www.christinamallet.com

IMG_5629zhenya_skiba

These two photos, both by the same photographer listed above, are amazing. They are a great compliment and contrast to the other: One is a posed portrait and the other has a definite photojournalistic feel. Both have a timeless feeling to them. I think that even if they were color I would say this.

IMG_5631zhenya_skibaIMG_5648jenharpers

Here we have a beautiful little wood nymph who spends most of her days in 'the real world'--the world where girlish pink and pretty pastel things reign. However, we have the natural headdress/wreath as a cool juxtaposition to that aesthetic. You can take the girl out of the forest but you can't take the forest out of the girl.

IMG_5644angiemertz

I love the color story here! I also adore the little shapes of the veggies against the squared background. It reminds me of a bingo board and I think it would be a super stock photo for many themes. IMG_5646 jengolay

This photos reminds me of thrift shopping in Seattle, and so I love it. Apart from that bias, I think it is a beautiful image with that 'found object' look that makes the composition and colors look effortlessly pretty and cool. IMG_5649

whitneybilodeau

I chose this image because it reminds me of the Little Bellows Mistress, @sandracoan. She is a star of the ukulele and and the relaxed nature of this scene, remind me of being with her, at her house as she strums out some masterpiece. I like the shallow depth of field and the empty space created by the depth of field gives this some mystery. Is it a boy, a girl, a grownup? No matter, it's pretty. IMG_5660_pam_o

I love the spirit of this image. I imagine this is Snow White having a snow frolic. Besides that tho, this image illustrates two important photographic things.

The first: the subtleties in correctly exposed highlights can really make magic. Look at all the very light colors and the branches of the trees. The second, which is kind of a perfect moment to talk about watermarks. I didn't realize this image was watermarked until about 30 seconds ago, and then I was about to not post it because I don't post images with watermarks. I think they distract from images and really, watermarks do nothing to halt the 'borrowing' of images. That said, I think they often make an image seem unprofessional. However, this watermark is really brilliant and I think it can serve as an example of how you can watermark so that it serves all of your needs. I think stellar unwatermarked images speak for themselves and if I love an image, I always investigate and look into who made it.

IMG_5661mrafea

This. This portrait knocks my socks off. It's so pastely and soft and it's a great contrast to the very serious child face going on here. What a beautiful child and a beautiful portrait of that beautiful child.