In this installment I will center on abstract photography. It is a broad topic but what I have concentrated on for the past several decades has been architecture. As a photographer I rarely create in the classic sense. I record what my eye sees and then I try to put a spin on that vision.
I regret to say I do not take abstract too lightly. I have always believed that my work has an unwritten code attached to it. The viewer needs to believe in what they are looking at. To that regard, I do not edit heavily, at least to the point where you ask yourself,
“What is that anyway?”
I am always looking for contrasting shapes, lines, and form. Art reflects what is happening in your life at that moment. It is inevitable that our emotions and our craft collide when we are creating art. There is tension in these images. There was tension in my life when I photographed these images. They are not alarming, but tension is present.
The images presented today were all captured in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota several years ago. I started this line of work with a grander portfolio in mind. But it fizzled out, drowned out, or died a slow death.
It was after a recent attempt to post a blog that it came to my mind. I was running dry of source material to support a different post when I came across this work. Enjoy!