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Flow / Foxy

On January 10th 2018 I posted two pictures: “Flow” and “Foxy“.And because 365 days later we have snow and a covered sky, I will only try to find one again. Wish me luck! 10.01.2018

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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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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

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Kiss

Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography “Step 2 – It’s all in the approach So how does one go about taking abstract photographs? The first thing to remember is to keep your eyes open for interesting and engaging subject matter. Whenever I Read More

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Lime

Creatively Approaching Abstract Photography “Photography takes many forms and incorporates many different styles, most of which either fall into the categories of documentary or fine art. It is in the second category that we find abstract photography, a means of Read More

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Abstracat

“Sculptural Effects Explorations of the formal boundaries of photography have led other contemporary artists to create works with three-dimensional and architectonic effects. Wolfgang Tillmans began making his Paper Drop series (2001-08) by crafting simple sculptural forms in photographic paper, exposing Read More

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The Hat

“Aerial Views Aerial photography was first practiced by the French caricaturist and portraitist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as Nadar, who took pictures from a hot air balloon in 1858. Across the following century, the kinds of images which he produced – Read More

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Wishes

“The Photogram Moholy-Nagy continued experimenting with the photogram throughout his career, and his work would have a major influence on later photographers such as Henry Holmes Smith, Arthur Siegel, Lois Field, and Nathan Lerner, all of whom created photogram-based work. Read More

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Tired

“The Photogram A few years later, in 1921, the American photographer and artist Man Ray moved to Paris and became close friends with two figureheads of the Dada movement, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara. Tzara introduced Man Ray to Schad’s Read More

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Dark

The Photogram In the heyday of the European avant-garde, various artists, including Christian Schad, Man Ray, and László Moholy-Nagy, explored the idea of cameraless photography, placing objects directly onto photo-sensitive papers to create what were known as “photograms” (a term Read More

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Waterfall

“Concepts and Trends Other artists previously connected to the Pictorialist Movement, such as Pierre Dubreuil, developed similarly unique photographic idioms in the 1920s. The art critic Andy Grunberg has described how Dubreuil “managed to absorb the compositional tropes of the Read More

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Artsy

Concepts and Trends: The Sky and Worker’s Tools: Photographs of the Everyday Objects In 1922, Alfred Stieglitz decided to create a series of photographs of clouds, “to show that [the success of] my photographs [was] not due to subject matter Read More

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Thwacked

Straight Photography and Paul Strand Straight Photography was a movement that developed in the early 1900s, marking a movement away from the Pictorialist emphasis on painterly composition. The Straight Photographers sought to capture their subject-matter with a clarity that only Read More

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Hello

“Alvin Langdon Coburn’s Vortographs (Part 3) The movement of Vorticism had been launched in 1914, by Pound’s friend, the artist Wyndham Lewis, and the pair were primarily responsible for its conception and development. Though it purportedly spanned over a range Read More