Friday, September 5, 2008
Skywatch Post: Four - What is Abstract Photography?
Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan
The title of my post today is "FOUR". Obviously this refers to the number of lamp posts in the photo.
Although the lamp posts are the point of interest of this photo, the whole composition would not have been visually as attractive as it is if it were not for the backdrop of the amber and bluish colors of the evening sky. Therefore, I think it is basically the evening sky that works the magic in this photo. All this said, welcome to my first Skywatch Friday post and participation.
What is Abstract Photography?
Abstract photography is a genre of photography that focuses on the artistic value of a photograph regardless of the subject, composition, and/or other rules that are usually associated with a "good photograph". In other words, in abstract photography, the subject, the rules of composition, etc. are not as important as the beauty or the aesthetic values of the photograph itself.
With no definite subjects and with openly interpretable meanings of the visual, abstract photography relies mostly on the imaginary values of the visual elements such as colors, textures, etc., to achieve the aesthetic visual impacts.
This is my understanding of what abstract photography is.