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Iceberg

“I wonder how much we don‘t see. How much of our lives we witness and accept as truth when the rest of the iceberg—the heaviest, bulkiest part—is buried and invisible.”

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Power

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”
(Lao Tzu)

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Artistic

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” (Albert Einstein) 04.01.2019

Abstract365 Project, The Story

Adhere

“Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography Step 9 – You’re an artist! As I mentioned previously, abstract photograph is quite different to most other types of photography in that it’s centred on the artistic expression of the photographer, which is worth bearing Read More

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Borderline

“Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography Step 8 – Abstract & Macro Another technique that works very well when trying to achieve abstract shots is working in macro. Many abstract shots are of subject matter that would be totally recognisable if it Read More

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Flashback

“Trauma destroys the fabric of time. In normal time you move from one moment to the next, sunrise to sunset, birth to death. After trauma, you may move in circles, find yourself being sucked backwards into an eddy or bouncing Read More

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Mystery

“Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography Step 7 – Working with architecture Architecture makes for extremely interesting abstract subject matter, especially commercial buildings and modern structures designed for public use, as they often have distinctive shape, form and lines which are very Read More

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Dog

“Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography Step 6 – Colour Colour is probably the strongest visual element to an abstract shot, it draws the viewer in and the colour of a subject will immediately inform the viewer as to what they are Read More

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Questions over Questions

The form or shape of a subject will play a crucial role in how you approach your subject. Assess the form carefully and think about which aspects of the subject you want to exploit, for example, is it very straight and formulaic, does it lots of curves and imply movement or is it a natural object whose form will change over time? Decide whether you want the form of the subject as a whole to be within the image or whether you want to focus in on one particular area of interest. Also think about whether there are any recognisable shapes that you can work with, be it circles, triangles or hexagons, use them to your advantage!”

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Remains

“Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography Step 4 – Pattern & Line The first key element to look at is the pattern and lines within your subject. Look carefully at your subject and consider whether there are any reoccurring shapes or themes Read More