Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

I am posting very late for this challenge because I have been offline for a few days.

I shot the photo your are about to see, in the coffee shop of the hospital I spent a few hours yesterday, while waiting for a friend.

I was drawn to this woman reading the newspaper beside me. It felt like reading the news with her through her facial expressions. She seems very concerned here, but there were moments where she smiled too. This particular image shows perhaps her anger or disappointment with something, what is not at all abnormal to experience, when reading the news of the world.


Photos taken at OLVG hospital in Amsterdam with an Iphone 6. Used monochrome filter and adjusted contrast.

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge.

The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Free Choice. I go for portraiture.


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40 thoughts on “Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge

  1. Wow, such an expressive portrait!
    Indeed she must be reading some news that isn’t too pleasant.
    Hope everything is ok with you and hope your friend as well…
    Have a lovely Thursday 🙂


    1. Thanks, Su. I was watching her all the time and it felt like a book of emotions. I tried to identify what she was reading, as she was so focused on one specific article, but it didn’t work…otherwise I would tell you.

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  2. Lucile, you’ve captured a striking image that has multiple layers of narrative. It’s strongly inviting to examine each detail, which is helped by using monochrome. The subject has such personality and even though we have to infer, it’s a treat to so so. Happy Photo Challenge.


    1. You cannot imagine how happy I was to see this lady sitting beside me, Sally. I was concerned that I still hadn’t had time to shoot for your challenge. Her face enchanted me.
      Thank you for a insightful comment.


  3. Hi Lucile. I love this shot. Her expressiveness is wonderful and tells a story. She makes me think of other people I’ve seen in the subways in New York whose faces tell the story of their lives. Thanks for posting a great shot!–Patti


  4. hope your friend is doing well, or perhaps even better. listening to the news on the radio is another time when your face can show the entire range of human emotion in the span of 5 minutes, from laughter to tears to ‘what the what.’ but it makes driving even short distances an adventure!


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