Shade

Abstract photograph a of lamp shade at a hotel in Chicago I stayed in recently. Used an iPhone for the photograph.

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Cracked

Abstract photo of a man hole cover , valve, and cracked cement at the AES power plant in Redondo Beach, California. Used and iPhone with the “Old Camera” app and processed the digital file in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Photo © Craig Brewer

Steps To Glory

Abstract photograph taken at the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles, California. Used a Nikon D2x and 17-55mm lens at 55mm for the photograph of a sculptural water feature. Processed the image and converted to black and white with Adobe Lightroom.

Photo © Craig Brewer
Photo © Craig Brewer

Abstract Blinds

This is one of those pictures that as a photographer you shoot and really like. But when you look at it you wonder if anyone else feels the same way. It’s not really much in subject matter, just a close up of some blinds in the window…it’s more about light color, and design. What really drew me to it was the warmth of the light outside and the cool blue color reflecting on the top of the shades. Shot it with a really shallow depth of field to further abstract the subject and make it more about feeling than a literal picture of some shades. To make the image I used a Nikon D2x and 85mm f/1.4 lens at an aperture of f/2.

 

Photo © Craig Brewer
Photo © Craig Brewer

My homage to Andy Warhol

I don’t do much of this type of stuff but did a series of them from some pictures I’d taken at the Salton Sea. Something about the subjects and their beat up and burned out look lent itself to abstraction. This was an abandoned trailer next to a cinder block house on the western shore of the lake. It’s kinda funny that it is abandoned and left to rot but someone put up this big barbed wire fence to protect it.

Shot the photograph with a Nikon D2x and a 17-55mm lens. Was really easy to do this in Photoshop. Worked with the master photograph and changed the hue until I got four different ones and assembled them together. It looks OK small but is one of those images that the larger you see it the more interesting it looks as a piece of artwork.

Salton Sea abstractPhoto © Craig Brewer