Saturday, 1 October 2016

photographic abstraction #20

My latest collection of abstract photographs contains the usual mixture of old and new: new interpretations of old motifs and, in one case (Shattered Dreams), a completely new motif.

The first image reminds me of some kind of esoteric religious ceremony in progress. The quotation is from TS Eliot’s The Waste Land:

‘I see crowds of people, walking round in a ring’

The line previous to the above quotation reads ‘Fear death by water’, which brings me to the second image. This one looks to me like a kind of aerial photograph, and the title I’ve given it should leave you in no doubt as to what I think it’s a photograph of:

flying across the estuary on a fine day

Speaking of water, I’ve given the next image the title Waterfall, although it looks nothing like any waterfall I’ve ever seen:


The next image marks a change of style with a motif I’ve never used before. Accordingly, you may like to guess the real identity of this image:

shattered dreams

The contents of the ‘painting’ in this gallery have spread out across the walls, which is something that isn’t supposed to happen in an art gallery:

at the art gallery

Finally, I present a monochrome image that should need no explanation:

the network

recent posts in this series
Photographic Abstraction #17
Photographic Abstraction #18
Photographic Abstraction #19


  1. It is difficult to guess what the original images were taken this time.

    1. It isn’t supposed to be easy, but you were with me when I took at least two of these photos.


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