Nature Through an Abstract Lens

"Photography is an art of observation.  It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."  ~ Elliot Erwitt


I have become intrigued by abstract photography.  This surprises me, as I am a very literal person.  I love the idea of distorting an image, so that you are left with only a hint of what it is.  I began first with flowers,  either distorting the image by slowing down the shutter speed on my DSLR camera or by using the app Slow Shutter Cam on my iPhone.

“My objective is not so much to portray a literal representation but rather depict my feelings evoked by the landscape. I try to find something extraordinary in the mundane”.  ~Valda Bailey

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What I love most about the three landscapes above is how much they resemble paintings.  As a matter of fact, a number of my friends mistook the first two for original artwork and were surprised to learn that they were photographs.  More than anything, I love the mood each evoke.

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know” ~ Diane Arbus

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More to come.  I love the endless possibilities this style of photography offers.  

I was recently asked to sell my original artwork and prints at The Giving Gallery, a free online platform that raises money for mental health nonprofits through art.  Proceeds from every art sale are split between the artist and a partnered mental health nonprofit of the buyer’s choice.  Mental health education has always been a passion of mine as I feel that conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder have long been misunderstood in our society.  I hope you stop by their site and visit.