DESIGNING THROUGH A LENS
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
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