Abstract and Bemusement

I never really used to like abstract artwork, in any medium. It just didn’t connect with me. Or, if I was being honest I didn’t understand it. But a few years ago I really started to read about it for a course I was taking and began to look in particular, at abstract monochrome photography and I began to appreciate what the photographers were trying to do. As a result abstract images are now one of my greatest interests in photography. The first image below is an example of abstract work of my own. It’s only a shadow on a canvas garden chair, but for me, it holds a simplicity and purity of design that I find lovely to look at.

I also like images that make the viewer puzzle as to what is going on or wonder why a subject in a photograph is where it is when it seems a little incongruous. Images two, three and four are images of this type. All show objects, toilets, urns and rubbish bins, seemingly left in the middle of fields. The reasons they are there are simple and probably even banal, but for a shortwhile, they become objects of mystery and amusement.

TRIBUTARY
X-E2, XF35mm F2 R WR

INCONSPICUOUS
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6R LM WR OIS

EXPLAIN
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6R LM WR OIS

BATTLELINES
Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm F/3.5-5.6R LM WR OIS

 

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