Develop your own response to the theme of Abstraction. Think about how you can emphasise one or more of the Formal Elements. Pay close attention to composition. Remember, all photographs are abstract but some are more abstract than others! Here are some images to get you thinking...
- No focus/out of focus - Uta Barth, Bill Armstrong, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Hiroshi Sugimoto
- Unusual framing choices - John Batho, Cristina Coral, Guy Bourdin
- Obscured and disrupted views - John Batho, Ray Metzker, Akihiko Miyoshi
- Expressive colour - Ernst Haas, Mitch Epstein, William Eggleston, Paul Graham
Saul Leiter photographs
Saul Leiter photographs painted by 10F/Pg1
Here are the first set of photograms:
Jake's pinhole images:
Here are the words everyone came up with to explain the word "abstract" in class:
Here are your individual responses to Paul Strand's photograph. Add the scan to your page. Try to find out the original title and date of the photograph. Why is it such an important picture in the history of photography? In what ways is it abstract?