First Degree of Abstraction

Straigth Lines

Abstraction in photography is controversial. The Oxford Dictionary defines “abstract” as something existing in thought but not having a physical or concrete existence. Taking picture of something that does not exist can be difficult. Ansel Adams referred to abstract work simply as an extraction from reality, considering pure abstraction in photography impossible.

From this consideration the title of this collection: first degree of abstraction, like a linear relation could be seen as simple more complex equations with higher degree still exist. Creating configurations form chaos using the most simple graphic sign after the point this image are far from being complete abstraction of the reality…they are just the first of a series of possible abstractions.

"I prefer the term extract over abstract, since I cannot change the optical realities, but only manage them in relation to themselves and the format."   Ansel Adams

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