“Parallel Abstractions” presents two on-going related bodies of abstract close-up photography, of the same subject – deteriorated paint on hulls of sailboats in outdoor winter storage - but using two very different techniques, with very different results.
The first, “Painted By The Elements”, is made with single close-up photographs composed to render intentional works, some resembling landscape scenes, some emotional feelings, and others simply shape, color and texture. It has been widely exhibited.
The second is a new body of work, “Abstract Multiplicities”, which evolved from the first but uses in-camera multiple exposure to take two or three images of the subject, all of which merge upon shooting into a single pre-planned intentional composition.
“Parallel Abstractions” opens a door to the viewer to find their own interpretation or reaction to each work. In that sense, they invite a dialogue, spoken or silent, between photographer and viewer.
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