“the act of placing things side by side,
especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast”
1.] Contrast Whenever I travel, I find unexpected contrasting items intriguing to photograph. Who strapped these stuffed critters onto the railing of a boat house along a canal on Giudecca, in Venice, Italy? Why, do they sit in the plastic chair and wait for someone to come home? As I crossed over a canal bridge, I had to pause and capture this contradiction.
2.] I have to admit that I take photos celebrating the food I am enjoying at the moment but generally I don’t share them with anyone, however, in this particular instance, I placed the blue water bottle in front to show the scale of the shells. I tried to make the image a bit more interesting with a little photoshop magic. Trattoria Ai Cacciatori (also on Guidecca) served up some amazing seafood, delightful evenings and made me feel at home whenever I visited.
[ 3 ] This is juxtaposition as it relates to contrast. I found this brilliant red leaf and chose to shoot it against a simple grass background which I think emphasizes the qualities of each.
[ 4 ] Lastly, I thought about how important juxtaposition is to the artwork we enjoy , or how we appreciate a striking arrangement of flowers. It is used for so many of the everyday things designed around us. This photo shows two of my montages hanging on a plain white wall that becomes a different overall composition when contrasted by this bouquet of flowers .