A is for...Abstract
There's really no better place to start with Abstract Photography, than to visit the gallery of *AnotherImpossibility and take a look at his wonderful work.
When I think of Abstract work on Deviantart - it comes in package with *AnotherImpossibility Tom is one of the first artists that I came across whose Abstract Photography really stood out to me for its simplistic beauty. So I couldn't think of any better way to Describe the Boundaries and open expanses of Abstract Art without using his work as a visual guide.
The Abstract and Surreal Photography Galleries on Deviantart have become a huge focus of my drive to discover new art. I am determined that by the end of this week, you will know at least one or two things more about this fantastic genre!
Abstract Photography can share boundaries with areas such as Macro, Animals, Plants, Nature and sometimes even Conceptual Photography. Abstract work has been altered or shot in such a way that it's difficult to tell what the subject is or there could be several answers as to what it is.
Remember that this is Photography we are talking about so don't confuse this with Traditional Art. The usual attractions of Abstract Photography are the colours and shapes - the subjects can be objects but are very rarely whole landscapes or people.
Often when you look at a piece of Abstract Photography you'll find that emotions can be provoked - the combinations of shapes and colours are sometimes quite powerful.
Creating Your Own...
Abstract Art is all around us - there are objects right in front of you as you read this, that you could create an abstract piece of artwork with. Whether it's the fine grains of wood shown in your desk, or the pattern the sun makes on your wall as it shines through the blinds at the window. It could be the bristles of a paintbrush or the tip of a crayon.
Look outside - is it about to rain? Check out the cloud formations and the contrasts between a blue sky and grey clouds rolling in. A small capture of this could provide the most amazing abstract photography. There are no boundaries unless you impose them on yourself. Don't wait for an opportunity to create to arrive - go and find it yourself!
Other Useful Links...
Exploring Colour Across the Galleries - Abstract
What is Abstract Photography?
Project Educate - Abstract and Surreal Photography
Project Educate: Photographing Glass
The A,B,C's of Abstract and Surreal
Project Educate: A#
Project Educate: #B #C and #D
A Full Interview with *AnotherImpossibility
Project Educate: Interview with *SveltePhoto