Apartment Doorway, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
- I often look at objects in such a way that the images I shoot are in patterns instead of in photo-realism
- Photographs of concrete objects are composed (decomposed?) into a generalized pattern or an abstract image
- We tend to define abstraction by noting similarities or differences of objects
- I think our brains look for patterns and to do this we zoom in and filter out information
Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, U.S.
Building Facade, MIT Strata Centre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. (if you look closely you can see me and my sister in this photograph)
The Blockhaus at Eperlecques, France
Wall, Shuhe, Yunnan Province, China
Wall, Cargo Ship
Stoop, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
Zippers, Shanghai, China
Building Facade, Hong Kong
Electrical Power Line Cable, Cargo Ship Engine Room
Folded Carts, Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong
House Wall, Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong
Wall, Dali, Yunnan, China
Boats on the River Li, Xingping, Guangxi Province, China
Fish Drying on the Mekong, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Market, Ho Chi Minh CIty (Saigon), Vietnam
Coffee Beans (in the hills outside of Tad Lo), Laos
Records, Rue St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dry Squid, Hong Kong
Bamboo Poles. Near Sanshazhen, Fujian Province, China
Stairs, Shanghai, China
Window, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Up in the Air, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Telephone Panel, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
Life Boat, Cargo Ship
Room Windows, Cargo Ship
fascinating; the order of things 🙂
My favorite: boats on the River Li. Took a few seconds to figure it out.
one of my favourites is actually the stoop/entrance way with the red lanterns and building posts. at first i just see the circles and lines and then realise how realistic the photo is. my mind goes back and forth between abstract and the realism of the photo with abstract winning out, mostly.
My favourite by Wayyyyy far!!!!
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favourite posting? favourite photo?
very interesting. I can see your “point” because when i made my pottery, i liked simple patterns….
yes, patterns are everywhere – in life and in what we make.
Fav? At first it was the Strata Center then the fish drying then the coffee beans…guess there are many that are outstanding. Hope to see more soon. Is there a book coming after that? Good material for one.
no book. sweet to say, though!
Amazing, Tamar. Rather than picking a favorite, I appreciate the collection as an ensemble. The power for me is in the continuity of theme across the individual items.
thank you! this particular entry seems to have hit a chord with people. taking this as a cue, i suspect i will post more photo theme-centric entries.