One of the things I’ve noticed I enjoy lately in my photography is taking things out of context. Removing or changing the normal context for a familiar object creates abstraction, and leads to the the “pause” I’m looking for. You might stop and think, “Hmmmm, I’ve never seen it that way.” Maybe the viewer would ponder if its a photograph or a painting. (Of course those of you reading my blog know its a photograph, but pretend for a moment you didn’t. How do you respond in that situation?)
On Monday I mentioned I went to the iris gardens and didn’t photograph the iris. That’s not totally true, but I didn’t like any of the “traditional” iris images I captured. My favorite one from the day is more about form and color than the flower itself.
Out of context, a bit abstracted. Would you know it’s an iris if I hadn’t told you? The clues are there. That’s what makes it fun.