Summary – I’m disappointed – in myself. I don’t believe that photography should be rule-bound. Yet, the beginning posts of my abstract series suggest otherwise. No recognizable subject, no over-the-top post-processing – do this, not that…. Time for a mid-course correction & look at different flavors of abstracts (more to come).
Just as there are more ice cream flavors than
Just chocolate & vanilla
There are more definitions of abstract than
Images with no recognizable subject
The 1950’s & 60’s saw the rise of
Abstract Expressionism Photography
A broadened view of abstraction
Aaron Siskind (1903-91) was a foremost practitioner
An abstract? Not by current standards. (Image by moi)
Compare with the 1st image below
extreme close-ups or unusual angles take the image out of a narrative context, allowing the viewer to experience something familiar in a new way
“Abstract photography images depict their subject in such a way that its form is different in the resulting image than in real life”
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