Abstract art uses shapes, colors and patterns to create compelling visual compositions. In photography, as with other media, this can be accomplished with many different techniques. While taking the photo the artist can use creative framing, zoom level, focus, or intentional camera movement. Afterwards, post-processing to alter the color saturation, contrast, or overlay other photos can create other effects. Of course, these are only a few of the options for abstract art photography. The possibilities are as limitless as human imagination.
Greg particularly enjoys finding abstract patterns and designs in natural and urban settings, using only framing rather than post-processing. Shadows feature prominently in his abstract art. He also frequently uses a fisheye and macro lenses, as well as digital image manipulation.
Like other art styles, abstraction also needs to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. Since each person has different tastes and past experiences that emotion will also vary. For instance, when I study “Wall Shadows,” I feel that the image is stark and lonely, even a bit creepy. Conversely, someone else may find the same photo familiar, comforting and hopeful. Let us know what you think about this virtual gallery in the comments below!
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