In The Country

Abstractions

Capturing the spaces between

The representational potential of photography may well be among its greatest weaknesses. Too often people approach an image captured by a camera and wonder what is being illustrated. They move into identification mode and, satisfied that the photographer has failed to indicate any one definitive thing, go looking for something more demonstrative. Where is the impressive bird, or the recognizable landmark?

By taking an abstract look at nature we can see more than the sum of the individual parts played by objects in an image. We can look beyond this small total and see the incredibly diverse interplays of color and form and texture that our natural systems so gleefully and fleetingly display.


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