Rust, Study Non-Objective Photography

Rust, A Study of Non-Objective Photography

Rust, A Study of Non-Objective Photography is called, experimental, conceptual or abstract photography. It is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the objective world. Abstract photography is created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. This photograph isolates a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer. It is purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects.  The photograph uses  color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression. Abstract photography may be produced using traditional photographic equipment like a camera, darkroom or computer. Or it may be created without using a camera by directly manipulating film, paper or other photographic media.

In abstract photography there are dimensions rarely seen in other media. Focus can add to the conceptual feel of abstracts by isolating parts of the subject through the use of blur. Good quality blur, bokeh, is the frosted-focus effect created by control of the Depth of field.

The other dimension is movement blur. It is not unique to photography. It is a however, an important factor for composition in photos. Blur tends not to be used to the same extent in other visual arts except maybe video.

‘Abstract photography’ introduces the viewer to the essence of an object. The aim is to help the viewer gain an emotional, almost primeval link to the image. The viewer is supposed to enjoy the ‘feel’ of how it looks. For the viewer, abstract photography is not about knowing and recognising the subject. It is more about emotionally connecting with it.

For a good book on abstract photography, I recommend reading, The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography Paperback – September 30, 2013
by Lyle Rexer

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