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DESIGNING THROUGH A LENS

 

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY.

What is it?

As a life-long designer and art director, I intuitively view subject matter in two dimensions. "Reducing" matter into shapes, textures, colors, and greatly eliminating all forms of distractions-- that is, anything in the frame that detracts from the main subject-- is how I see my environment.

Abstract photography differs from more literal photography as the former suggests a story; the latter tells a story. Perhaps abstract imagery requires more attention of the viewer, and a degree more imagination.

Reducing the number of elements in a composition is not a simpler form of the art. Like a beautifully-designed company logo, an abstract painting, even a classic chair, other components of the design become critical. Negative space and framing become critical, as spacial tension develops. Each color, each shape and line has purpose. 

Regardless of content: An iconic orange dune of Namibia, a car's curve, a vaulted ceiling; I photograph it as I naturally see it.

-Dennis Barnett, May 2018 

 

All images on this site are for sale, copyrighted 2018 Dennis Barnett Photography.

  The spectacular iconic orange dunes of the Namib Desert in Sossuvlei, Namibia

The spectacular iconic orange dunes of the Namib Desert in Sossuvlei, Namibia