Extra Inspired - Joanna/Atget

An excellent end to the month, Joanna has been inspired by one of this month's Extra Inspirations and created a really beautiful post.  Head on over to see her photos as she intended for them to be viewed.  Anyone can submit an extra inspiration at any time of the month.

And now, presenting Joanna's photos as inspired by Eugene Atget...

Some scenes are timeless.  These ones, to me, hit that statement even though I took them this month!
Fish and Chips with two tartan teuchters and a dog!

Remember I mentioned running out like some crazed woman to get the pictures of the fishmonger and butcher?  Well here they are, ta-da!  (If you're not sure what I am gibbering on about and want to, click here).

As soon as I saw this scene from the corner of my eye from across the street, I had to get it. To me it was like a scene from "Days of yore" (the olden days) and I thought really interesting (or at least I hoped they would be after it had been developed!). Maybe at the back of my mind was Eugene Atget who is an "extra inspiration" over at ACoLab and he was someone I wanted to pay tribute to because I think his photographs are beautiful and also of days gone by. Maybe it was also because I had gone to see an exhibition on the photographs of August Sandler whose portraits are so memorable and haunting, again of people from days gone by.  Either way, I just saw the scene and had to try to capture it.

When the butcher saw I was taking pictures of his neighbour, the fishmonger, he wanted in on the action too!
A girl in the tea room at Anteaques who I photographed when I returned to Anteaques after taking the Fishmonger and Butcher shots to then see this old fashioned looking girl having tea in an old fashioned tea room/antique shop!
The setting of all of these pictures to me reflect a modern take of Eugene Atget who took beautiful images of architectural scenes and of people who he thought had social interest of their time and whilst when I took these I didn't have this challenge of him in my mind, when I was looking at them I thought they would fit this challenge too - hope you see this and don't just think me "demented"
The above were all done on my 1950's Rolleiflex.

Inspiration #16 - At the End of the Rainbow

Welcome to round 16 of the ACoLab!  The inspiration for this round, in honor of Saint Patrick's Day, was "At the End of the Rainbow".  I found this one more challenging than some. (Do I say that every time?)  The theme seemed like it would result in something predictable but as always, every artist had a unique take.  I love this round-it's full of humor, beauty, cuteness, and personal memories.  Thanks to everyone who made this round so wonderful and a special welcome to our newest participant, Ewa!

As always, if you would like to learn more, see more, link to more you can visit that artists Artist Page.  You can link to those via the left sidebar,the Artist link above or simply by clicking on the name with each submission.  If you would like to participate, please do!  You can learn more here and here.  Without further ado, enjoy At the End of the Rainbow.

"The Beginning of the Rainbow"
by Ewa (Artist page coming soon)

"My Kind of Gold "

 "At the End of the Rainbow"
Photos and Words

"Experiments with Rainbows"
animated gif

"Lucky Charms"
Thanks again everyone!  The round 17 deadline is on the 5th of April when the theme will be "Lies"...it is so close to April Fool's Day after all.   If you can't wait until then please feel free to create something based on one of the Extra Inspirations.  Happy creating!

Extra Inspired - Joanna/Sherman

The following entry is from Joanna.  She was extra inspired by Cindy Sherman.  If you would like to see this post as Joanna envisioned please head on over to her blog, RMontalban.  If you want to join in the fun, deadlines are the 5th and 20th of every month and there are also "Extra Inspirations" that can be submitted anytime during the month.
Thanks for peeking in!  And thanks Joanna for the great post!

ACoLab for March suggested for extra inspiration of looking at the work of Cindy Sherman, Joan Miro or Eugene Atget.  All three I think are fantastic and in a way I would like to maybe try to pay homage to all three if I have the time. Assuming I might not, I thought I would try Cindy first, although I can't help but feel a little of Andy Warhol has managed to sneak in here!  My dream from last month with him and Basquiat clearly has stuck in my mind and chosen to resurface here, well I never, these extra inspirations are starting to merge and have an effect (ha, ha, ha).
Catain Amazo
Carly Warhol

Inspiration #15

Round #15 was a fill in the blank.  "When I think about how ____________ is in the ___________ I just have to ____________."  I thought this one was a bit challenging... but it seemed to result in some of the most personal entries yet.  Thanks to everyone who submitted and a special welcome to Rosie and Angela D., the Lab's newest participants!

As always, click on an artist's name under each submission or link above in the Artists page to find out more about a particular submission, artist, or to see more of a particular artist's other entries.  Should you like to join in the fun you can learn more here.  Enjoy!

When I think about how much texture is in the sky I just have to stop and photograph it.

When I think about how my cameras lens is in the moment with me in capturing what I see, I just have to remember that not everyone will see, understand or want to see/understand what I see in the same way. That is just life and yes it can also be a tongue twister!
Photographs and words
by Joanna
(more images available on Joanna's page)

Doggy Dreamland

When I think about how Spring is in the near future I just have to smile.

 When I think about how lovely the water is in the right camera setting I just have to seek out more scenes to photograph.
Whatcha Doing??
Round #16, due on the 20th, is "At the end of the rainbow".  If you can't wait until the 20th there are also some extra inspirations that can be submitted anytime.  Thanks for visiting the ACoLab!