I’ve always enjoyed abstract paintings done by traditional artists because of the color, shape, and flow, so it was only natural to give it a go with a camera. I love the randomness and in-the-flow quality of the creating, and it can be real fun to make something very unique, original and pretty far out of the box. Like painting, abstract photography can be very hit or miss…and it’s mostly miss!
This collection was created with subjects like agate, liquids, and decorative glassware such as fancy paperweights. Most often used were micro lenses and some trick lighting setups both indoor and out, but sometimes a regular lens was used outdoors as in the strange piano pictures and the colorful theater neon.
It’s a been very fun challenge and chance can easily play into some of the work done with liquids, for instance. But that’s the beauty of creating an abstract, the immediacy of being right at the edge moment of making something unusual and different out of mostly nothing…or not. If not, just keep going!
All images are available on paper, canvas, or metal.