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Light appears to shine from a girl's forehead in an illusion created by this double-exposure, or two images taken on the same frame of film, shot at the Getty Museum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: "Jimmay Bones"

A tree, apparently unscathed by the 28,000-acre Springs fire, in the Santa Monica Mountains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sandeep Kumar

Dancers perform in the Djanbazian Dance Academy's annual concert in the Glendale High School auditorium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armineh Hovanesian

Fire trucks pass by on Las Posas Road in Pt. Mugu after the Camarillo fires.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Albert Valles

A Western Scrub-Jay snacks on a sunflower seed in the photographer's Glendale backyard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kristina Krause

Dew sparkles on a leaf at UCLA.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stan Paul

A high school instructor gets hit in the face with a pie at a fundraiser at the Hollywood Bowl.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Neil Fitzpatrick

This image of Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers was made by first taking a picture with a Canon S90, importing the photo into Instagram, where it was cropped and filtered, then emailing the image to Impossible Project NYC, which used an Impossible Project Instant Lab to make a Polaroid of the digital. The resulting Polaroid was then mailed back to the photographer, a scan of which can be seen above.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toby Hancock

Henry Nakamura, a Korean War veteran, poses for a portrait during a Memoral Day observance in Evergreen Cemetery in East L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Saldivar

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I love the variety of processes involved in this month’s photos. From iPhone portraits, like Steve Saldivar’s image of Henry Nakamura at Evergreen Cemetery in East L.A., to Toby Hancock’s deceptively simple photograph of the Original Tommy’s World Famous Hamburgers sign framed by palm trees on Hollywood Boulevard.

I’m particularly impressed with the procedure that Hancock used to make a Polaroid out of a digital image, taking an image made with a Canon S90 point and shoot, filtering it in Instagram and emailing it to the Impossible Project NYC for more processing. Impossible Project NYC used an Impossible Project Instant Lab, which takes a photo of an iPhone screen and makes a Polaroid of the image. The result was snail mailed to Hancock, who scanned the Polaroid and put it online.

The other standout this month is from Flickr user “Jimmay Bones,” whose double exposure of a woman at the Getty Museum is just beautiful. I love double-exposures because of the thought and planning that goes into them, and if you haven’t seen his double-exposure work, you’re missing out.

At least three images this month were taken with iPhones — four if you count the iPhone step on Hancock’s process. I’m a big fan of the iPhone camera, and since the best camera is the one you have with you, it’s great to see such a small, convenient camera be so good. The only thing I would ask for is better low-light performance, but that’s a discussion for another post.

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