Juxtaposition is a photo with elements included that may be
placed in a certain way so that they contradict each other. For
example I took this picture as an example of Juxtaposition as
this could as the concrete and grass represent man made and
natural elements. Light and darkness could also come into this
picture as shadow’s are shown of both the concrete and grass.
Examples of Juxtaposition
Gender (Male female)
Size ( Big and small)
Age (Young and old)
Light and dark
Natural and man made
Colour contrast ( Green and blue)
Shape (Straight and curved)
Time (Past and present)
In this picture you can first see the
sign saying “On Red”. Your eye
then goes straight to the wall in
the background painted in red.
This image was taken at this angle
so that the sign was included to
make it seem the sign and the
wall relate to each other whereas
it is just part of a street name.
In this picture the
juxtaposition is that
one half of the picture
is natural and the
other is man made.
Shadow and non-
shadow are also
This photo is again natural
and man made but the
colours shown (Blue and
green) are also opposites.
This last picture shows colour
Juxtaposition due to the main
colours shown being beige