Posts Tagged ‘abstract’

‘Sandscapes’ Series Reveals the Abstract World of Patterns Left by the Tides

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We’ve featured the work of German photographer Jakob Wagner a number of times before. If you remember the previous features, you’ll know he enjoys capturing ‘scapes’ of all kinds: winterscapes, aerialscapes, nightscapes and more.

But today, his subject is none of these. Today we explore the strangely patterned world of sand and water revealed in his series Sandscapes. Read more…

These Incredible Aerial Photos of Volcanic Rivers in Iceland Look Like Paintings

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It may be hard to believe at first, but the photographs in this post are just that: photographs. Though they might look like beautiful abstract paintings, they are actually photos of volcanic rivers taken by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev from way up in the air. Read more…

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

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Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits are anything but ordinary. His interesting creations mix light painting techniques with self-portrait photography to create some pretty cool results. Read more…

Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

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Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the golf balls look like, so he cut a ball open to take a peek at a core. Then he sliced open another, and another; after cutting open over twenty different types of golf balls, Friedman found a strange sort of beauty that he began to document through photographs. The resulting project is titled “Interior Design“.
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Abstract Photos Created by Repeating Everyday Household Items

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To imitate photographer Nick Albertson‘s work, you’ll need a camera, household items purchased in bulk, and an eye for the beautiful and abstract. Take a look at Albertson’s project titled “Work in Progress,” and you’ll find photographs of things such as rubber bands, straws, and napkins. They don’t look like your everyday objects, though: Albertson turns them into works of art by carefully arranging them into repeating patterns.
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Undoctored Abstract Aerial Photos of the World’s Largest Beta Carotene Farm

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Australian engineer turned photographer Steve Back has been working for several years to put together the completely un-edited images you see here. Although they may seem like abstract art you might find on a museum wall, they’re actually aerial photos of Kalbarri, Western Australia’s Hutt Lagoon, the world’s largest Beta Carotene farm. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Photographer Captures Abstract Photos Showing Lava Up Close

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Want to see what lava from a volcano looks like up close? Photographer Daniel Fox has spent a number of weeks this year photographing lava near Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rather than photograph the lava in the context of its surroundings, he decided to get in close and create abstract images showing its intensity.
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Photographer Imagines What the Subjects in Abstract Paintings Would Look Like IRL

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For her series of Photoshopped images titled “The Real Life Models,” 19-year-old Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi created a set of heavily post-processed self-portraits that imagine what real life models of strange abstract paintings would have looked like. Read more…

Photos of Patterns and Repetition Spotted During Urban Exploration

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Take a look at photographer Jared Lim‘s portfolio, and many of his photographs might look to you like they’re the product of liberal Photoshop Clones Stamp usage. They feature repeating shapes, colors, and patterns found in various cities’ urban environments.
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Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

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Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s relationship with natural resources. The photographs have a strange purple bubbles and colorations across the surface that are the result of an interesting technique: these images are what you get when you burn your negatives.
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