Abstract photography reduces the representational to essential elements. These can be colors, light and dark contrasts or shapes. The transition between abstract and representational is fluid. Often the point is to let the world or parts of it appear in a different light. It starts with a landscape that is photographed in fog, like the photo Siebengebirge by Wolfgang Görgen. Here the landscape is reduced to the composition and the soft contrasts.
Although the picture of the day on Sunday specifically shows a stork in flight, the lack of any background gives it something abstract. The eye of the beholder automatically focuses on the dynamics of the flight. In the photo Garden shed Joachim Kiner is more about the composition of surfaces and lines than showing the building, the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. Similarly with the recording Where the trolls live by gallery member ‘etherman’. It shows a narrow section from the Trollskogen in Sweden. Due to the additional black and white implementation, the gnarled trees look particularly mystical. You can find more pictures aiming in the same direction in the picture series, including a very successful nude photo with body painting by Kristian Liebrecht.
Canon EOS M50 | 150 mm | ISO 1600 | f / 18.3 | 1/256 s | -0.66EV
(Image: Wolfgang Görgen)