Curated Photos | November 28 | Jesús Joglar

Untitled | Rolleicord V  | HP5+ | Lilly Schwartz 

Untitled | Rolleicord V  | HP5+ | Lilly Schwartz 

Lines, consciously or unconsciously, are important elements in the “composition” of a photograph. Sometimes we consciously use the lines in the subject as “guides” for composing the photo and try to obtain a perfect geometrical effect, while on other occasions we unconsciously get our desired goal without paying attention to them.

I am not aware of how I use lines in my photographs but, probably due to my way of thinking, I have until now assumed the word "line" implied straight or, at the most, a perfect circumference.
I now know that such thinking leads to missed opportunities, because looking at this week's submissions has changed how I see "lines."  I have to admit that I am specially hooked with those showing a perfect symmetry but I am delighted to learn about the beautiful "chaos" shown in some of the photographs.

Next week's photostream will be curated by Amy Jasek and the theme will be "Night" and you may submit your shot here. In honor of the dark time of the year (in the northern hemisphere), show us your interpretation of Night.  Here is a little inspiration by William Blake to get you started:

"The sun descending in the west;
  The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nelllst,
  And I must seek for mine.
    The moon, like a flowerllll
    In heaven's high bower,
    With silent delight
    Sits and smiles on the night."  


Jesús Joglar is a scientist working in the field of organic chemistry and biocatalysis. He started to make photographs in the “analog era” using his father Contax II camera and, since then, he has been faithful to this way of making photographs. 

He discovered pinhole photography by chance. "Pinhole photography makes you think before making a picture and that's the most rewarding way of making photographs."

You may see more of his work here and here