Abstraction

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How does the world look if we change the angle of view?

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This Project Outlines features a selection of images from my Abstraction series of photographs.  The images fell into five categories:  Divisions, Periphery, Markings, Shadows and Pace.

After the photos, there is a brief discussion on the development of the series.

Divisions

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Periphery

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Markings

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Shadows

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Pace

 

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Discussion

Conventional wisdom, or “how to take great photos every time”, dictates the rules of composition and stresses the photographer’s control of perspective.  We are encouraged to move around and find the best point of view.  Balance.  Proportion.  Movement.  Shape and Form.  Colour.  Dynamics.  These are regular textbook headings.

In opposition to this convention, I chose to ignore the view finder.  My new camera phone swings by my side.  I tap the shutter icon … whenever.  Then follows a process of review and selection.

It is not the selection that is most important in this process; it is the review.

In reviewing the day’s results, there is a forced encounter with the unexpected, an extraction from a reality that one didn’t really experience when present in it.  These encounters are designed to trigger further creative exploration.

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Markings 20150329

Markings 20150329

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