I’ve always been fascinated by abstract photographs. There is something liberating about seeing something beyond the literal, something that challenges the basic principles of how you normally see the world. While I am incredibly fond of traditional nature and landscape photography I take great pleasure in escaping the confines of the genre to apply my creative interpretation to a scene. The process of exploring and finding an abstract that works is creatively exhilarating.
The genesis of my Color Fields work began on a hill in Utah while I was photographing lightning in the distance (see Lightning Strike – Henry Mountain). As I watched storm clouds form over the dramatic Utah landscape I began to dissect and analyze the scene and ultimately found it was the color before me that captured my imagination. While traditional nature photographic opportunities were present something lay beneath that I felt I could draw out as its own subject. With time to burn and inspired by Color Field paintings I had seen in New York several years earlier I began experimenting to bring color into the spotlight. The more I experimented, the more I realized that I wanted to extend my photos into a series highlighting color in various locations where natural light contained special qualities. This is where my Color Fields journey began.
If you enjoyed this photo be sure to view my other Color Fields fine art photography.
[tags]photography, fine art, abstract, color fields, color, colour[/tags]