Thursday, November 11, 2010

Black and White and Red all Over

The lofts by Mission Station really lend themselves to color desaturation down to black, white and red. When I saw this guy with shiny white shoes and red gloves strolling on a rainy day, I did a quick iPhone snap out of my car window. Here's the result, with a mono filter that leaves red tones. (Those bricks! That curb!)

I love accidental art. Or lucky art. Or just making up art as you go along.

12 comments:

Shanna said...

Oh, I love this!
It looks very French to me.

Judy Williams said...

Yes! I agree, it does have a sense of France. I'm not always a fan of selective saturation, but this really works perfectly. It made me think of Edith Piaf's famous song La Vie En Rose. Can't you just see this guy starting to do a dance/walk, the rest of the way?

Mister Earl said...

A newspaper? A nun falling down stairs? Cool picture.

WV: smacterb: This is a smackdown in which townspeople protect trees from destruction with rolling pins, vehicles, and other weapons.

Jean Spitzer said...

I too see him dancing the rest of the way; very American In Paris.

Dixie Jane said...

A really neat photo. And he even has red gloves. How do you do it?

altadenahiker said...

This is very, very elegant.

Vladimir said...

Is that the building behind Menchies that is in receivership? What's the deal with that anyway?

Laurie said...

Vladimir, welcome! No, this building is part of the Station Lofts right by Mission Station. But I know the building you mentioned, and I have no idea what is going on there.

Where is DB with an answer when I need one?!?

alex said...

amazing!

From what I've heard, both the Station Lofts and the Pilot Lofts (the latter project being the one behind Menchie's) were built by the same developer, and both had had gone into receivership. The Station Lofts have since been purchased and are being sold, while the Pilot Lofts are still up in the air.

Petrea said...

At the farmers' market this evening I noticed how stylish people are in South Pas. This photo confirms it.

TheChieftess said...

Very cool!!! Very American in Paris!!! Or is it Parisian in America???

DB's been out of town all week LA...he's back tonight!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks again, guys! THese iPhone shots are fun. Reminds me of the days when I used to shoot with an old 60s Polaroid. The thing had belonged to my sister and looked like it was made out of white bakelite, but it was probably just plastic. The old Poloroid film made everything hypersaturated and I loved that look. Later, in photography classes, I used to love to play around with hand coloring black and white shots. It's all so easy now with Photoshop -- which I still only use in a limited way because, well, I'm still trying to capture things in the camera as opposed to creating them outside of it. It's just my thing. But with the iPhone, all bets are off. And man, are there some fun photo apps!