I see beauty everywhere, and sometimes it’s the most minute thing in a bigger, not-so-exciting picture. Many times when I look through my lens to capture it, my subject may become unrecognizable, or as an artist may say ‘abstract’. This happens because when I isolate a fragment of a natural scene, it may take away the context of its original appearance.
The feeling or sensation you may get from looking at an image can change very quickly once you know exactly what it is you are looking at. Take for instance, gasoline on the surface of water creates beautiful colours, but is very toxic to the environment, so something beautiful close up, but very ugly in the big picture. Close up, the insides of a dandelion are very intricate and amazing, but from afar a yard full of them does not usually convey a good feeling to some looking at them as weeds.
As Henry David Thoreau once said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
I am thrilled to release a new gallery titled ‘Abstract’ on my website. Notice that some of them are not titled, so that you can come to your own conclusion with no guidance from me. If your interest is piqued, and you’re curious about an image, contact me with your thoughts.
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