AMPt FEATURE 500 - Photo by Louis Mondot (IG: @_holo) presented by Adam Conner (IG: @derblutenkat)
In this week’s Feature 500 we’re focusing on the conveyance of mood. Typically, mood is conveyed by the general atmosphere, or state of mind and feelings, that a work of art generates. As you’ll see from his body of work, Louis has shown a unique ability to convey mood to viewers through the use of tones, subtle lighting and vignettes. There’s no question that his editing style pairs beautifully with a trending focus towards more industrial landscapes and architectural subjects. I’m thrilled to be presenting Louis for this week’s Feature 500. Enjoy.
Title: Floating Over the Raging Sea (reference to The Beach Boys’ “Til I Die”)
About the Artist:
I’m Louis, 22, studying journalism. Living in Toulouse, in southern France. I started to use IG in june 2011 if I remember well, but in a kind of instant-fun-vintage-pic-sharing way. Then I started following inspiring people and finally took it more seriously as there are very talented people here, whatever mobile photography mockers may say! Inspire and get inspired. That’s how a community works. I have no favorite subject or style on IG, but I plan to buy a DSLR to focus on urban/night BW shots (which is pretty tricky on iPhone actually).
Let’s start with the process, which may be weird for some of you guys (I like messing around with the editing): Before taking the shot in Camera+, I adjusted the exposure so that the clouds in the background are not overexposed while the foreground gets some light. Then in Snapseed I used “dark 1” in Drama, set both filter intensity and saturation to zero, saved. Opened the original pic in Filterstorm, picked the edited one as a second exposure, set opacity to 50%, saved. Back in Snapseed, turned the picture in b&w, and added some sharpness (+20) and contrast correction (+20).
View more mobile photography from Louis on Instagram: statigr.am/_holo
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