Photography is more than just capturing the environment around you; it also has a strong creative component. The camera and lens are the instruments of the photographer, just as paints and brushes are to a conventional artist, and they can be used to produce painterly masterpieces!
Abstract photography is difficult to define, but it is often defined as the art of photographing subjects in a way that does not strive to reflect exterior reality, but rather seeks to accomplish its effect through the use of shapes, forms, colours, and textures.
Abstract photography, also known as non-objective, experimental, or conceptual photography, is a method of expressing a visual image that has been made using photographic equipment, methods, or materials and has no immediate relationship with the object world.
An abstract photograph may isolate a portion of a natural scene to remove its inherent context from the spectator, or it may entail the use of colour, light, shadow, texture, shape, and/or form to communicate a sense, experience, or impression. The image can be formed with standard photography equipment like a camera, darkroom, or computer, or it can be created without a camera by altering the data directly.
There has never been a widely accepted definition of “abstract photography.” Everything from completely representational images of abstract subject matter, such as Aaron Siskind’s photographs of peeling paint, to entirely non-representational imagery created without a camera.
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