Summary – I’m giving a program next March on abstract photography. While the program is taking shape over the next few months, expect to see lots of blog posts related to abstracts including Visual Design.
Several thoughts from my mentor, the local guru of abstracts
“There are two kinds of photographySubject based and Design basedTo my mind abstracts are design based”..“There are two kinds of abstractsFound or CreatedThe more difficult are found abstracts becauseThey require seeingnot just looking but seeing.The operative words are isolate, isolate, isolate”.“One must appreciate design in order to appreciate abstracts”
Strange New Worlds
Macro shot of a stained glass window
Brushing up on my abstract photography
(This image is among my wife’s least favorite images 😦 )
This is a found abstract; I did “isolate, isolate, isolate”
Less than 1″ on the long side
One of many reasons I like abstracts
There are very few subject-based images that show
Anything that we haven’t seen over & over
Abstracts, however, being design-based
are usually unique & visually different
Not the same old repetition of stereotypes
One measure of a good image is its “shelf-life”
Can you look at it over a long period of time, and
Continue to see new & interesting things
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