- Hide menu


I’ve been showing a lot of abstract stuff lately, likely because it’s what I’ve been shooting. Usually, when I walk by a location, I think “oh, I want to put a PERSON in there” for a portrait, so I have to force myself to rethink and look at the details that drew me to a spot in the first place.

So no, I wouldn’t put a PERSON in a 1 foot square piece of iron bridge, but the bridge itself is a popular portrait location (actually ran into a guy on the job while we were there). But why not focus on some of the specifics, the details of an already great location? You might inadvertantly turn up a few new ideas to apply to your portraiture as well.

I have a few more shots up on flickr if you’ll hazard a peek.

2 thoughts on “Untitled

  1. Brad says:

    Not to sound like a jerk, but you sound a little pretentious here.. maybe I'm just in a bad mood…

  2. Greg says:

    Pretentious? That would imply some sort of pretense… I don't see the pretense here. On the other hand, if I'm going to be a bit pretentious myself, I'd posit that this is not an abstraction of anything (ergo, not an abstract photograph). But meh. Everyone these days uses "abstract" as short-form for "no immediately recognizable forms" so I'll buy it.

    Whatever you want to call it, I think it's got interesting shapes and colour, plus well-used light and shadows. Isn't that enough?