Sunday, June 13, 2021

It's more still life

Continuing our journey through Still Lifes over the years is an exploration of abstracts. Because still lifes are often tight shots that show only a portion of the subject they lend themselves abstracted depictions. Those first digital years produced a bounty of photographs that could make you scratch your head, “What the hell is that?”

The streets of downtown Salzburg are artfully cobbled as you can see. The patterns of the pavers and the diagonal shadows make for a snappy abstract still life called Pave and Shadow.

I'm shooting straight down on a newly constructed deck in the village of Arroyo Seco just north of Taos. It's called Plane Geometry because of its arithmetic precision. Shadow again completes the ensemble.

Yet another marriage of form and shadow at the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad yard in Chama, NM. This is Injection Molded. What might this be?

Precision and shadow also play a role in this shot of aluminum siding on industrial building in Center, CO. We'll call it When Vertical Meets Diagonal.

Called Wheels of Change these are the rims of heavy equipment wheels at a junkyard in Colebrook, NH.

Some of these may fall into the head scratching category. At least I hope so.


Blacks Crossing said...

This is an angular grouping to follow your Immel² exhibit! I don't remember seeing "When Vertical Meets Diagonal". It, along with "Injection Molded" and "Cobbles" Salzburg are great examples of design captured by your eye and camera! Thanks for bringing us art for thought every week, Amigo!

Steve Immel said...

Thanks as always, chica. You may have to endure one more chapter of still lifes, this time more representational.