Abstract Photography

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Abstract Photographics

One of my favorite uses for photography is creating abstract forms. Probably my first and most important influences as a graphic designer were David Carson and Chris Ashworth while working at Raygun publishing. I was in awe of their unique ability to transform banal interviews and low-grade photography into abstract masterpieces of art, and so I took their daily regimens to heart. I use photography to create all kinds of effects for my design work, from background textures and Photoshop layer modes, to define a mood and tell a story through cropping, flipping and inverting—and sometimes just to use as a plain ‘ole photograph!

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  • Category : Photography
  • Date : Ongoing
  • Client : Me
  • Location : Everywhere

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Cloud Burst

Creating my own “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” cloud formation using a prism over the front element of my lens, shot in Big Bear Lake, California.

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DJ Lars Behrenroth

DJ Lars Behrenroth, of Deeper Shades of House fame, two-second exposure shot at his studio in Los Angeles.

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Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel at the Houston Rodeo.

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Abstract Sculpture

Overexposure of an abstract sculpture in Bunker Hill district of downtown LA.

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Frosted and Deckled

Night time view looking through my bathroom window.

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Star Portal

Long exposure of a little secret spot within the grounds of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles.

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The Master at Work

Master of light and shadow—and lifelong friend—Chris Brunkhart. Watching him work was the reason I picked up a camera in the first place! This image was shot with the first serious camera I ever bought, a Canon AE1 and FD 28f2 lens and a plastic prism placed over the front element.

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Birds Flight

Abstract mirror image using two separate images of seagulls flying frantically away from my daughter, who loves to disrupt their chill time.

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Roof-line Quadrant

a study to seek to transform different roof-lines of buildings in downtown Los Angeles by cropping, flipping, and rotating the source imagery from commonplace to kinetic.

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Self Portrait

reflection of my shadow and surrounding buildings at the Oklahoma City Memorial.