And because on December 12th 2017 I found an interesting ‘definition’ I started to read again, instead of writing my own.

“Definition of Abstract Photography

Abstract photography is an ambiguous term, without a commonly accepted definition. Like abstract art, it has also been called non-objective or concrete, and like abstract art it occupies a sliding scale from broadly representational work with abstract elements to wholly non-representational images. It can also involve a wide variety of photographic materials, processes and equipment, and is not always created with the use of a camera. In many cases, it may instead involve the manipulation of photosensitive materials such as paper and cloth.


The evolution of abstract photography has primarily been driven by the pioneering explorations of individual artists. Some, such as Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz, used traditional methods to photograph real-life scenes and objects in ways which emphasized their abstract qualities, while others, such as Christian Schad, Man Ray, and László Moholy-Nagy, made abstract “photograms“, contact-prints created without a camera. The rise of abstract art from the early twentieth century onwards, and of its various associated genres – including Cubism, Vorticism, Dada, and, later in the century, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Conceptualism – has had a notable influence on the development of abstract photography, much of which was produced in association with one or other of these movements.”

Later on that day I posted “Tristesse“.

And 365 days later it will probably be frozen…