Passport to My Neighborhood - Abstract Realism

With a visit to San Francisco just a month, a few Abstract Realism discoveries were made and this last weekend trip to the Presidio yielded a treasure throve.

As a multi-media artist there is plenty of cross-over between my photographic subject matter and that of my paintings, in particular my Abstract Realism, a term I coined in 2008 to describe my abstract multi-medium paintings. These images not only serve as a sketchbook for ideas or dynamic composition possibilities, they are in their own right traditional fine art photographs.

These images are also an exercise in honing how one sees and interprets the find in composition, where lines counter and balance, just as much as color shapes define the mood.

Though today’s sampling of photographs are all architectural based, where lines and shapes dominate the subject one just needs to squint at a landscape or any scene, to see the blurry shapes define what dictates the composition is to be. 

While abstract or Abstract Realism are not everyones cup of tea or one is not a multi-media artist, photography is a creative art form. All it takes is seeing the possibilities and capturing them.

All photographs taken with an iPhone 4S, using 6x6, except for the last one, in which the Hipstamatic, using Lowy lens with Sussex film was employed. 

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