The Extraordinary Lies Beneath. Abstracted Reality is all about looking below the surface. We all lead fast paced lives where we’re rushing from one thing to the next. When do we get a chance to just ‘be’ – to sit and reflect, to reach for something deeper and more meaningful and really get below the surface of our day to day lives? I was fortunate enough to find that time and opportunity for contemplation through my photography. With a desire to slow down and really look, I learnt to see the extraordinary beauty in my immediate surroundings. My home became my inspiration and my muse. Somehow, the small act of peeking into the unknown and mysterious, of shifting my attention to a layer below the surface, generated a whole new life and awareness. I now have the chance to dream, and in a way, create a new existence from what is around me. I believe we all need to create … [Read More...]
Contemporary Abstract Art by photographer Jane Trotter
Jane Trotter photographs commonplace, everyday items found around the home and transforms them into eye-catching and dramatic pieces of contemporary abstract art.
Invite a sense of mystery, wonder and intrigue. Imagery which challenges creative boundaries and stimulates the imagination has always been at the forefront of my abstract photography. Exploring more unconventional methods of interpretation and presentation, I take familiar, everyday items found around my home and transform them from the ordinary into the extraordinary; this is my ‘Abstracted Reality’. Right from the outset, my photographic vision has been to look at objects with fresh eyes and a new perspective, discovering beauty and transcendence in the commonplace. For me, photography is not so much about artistically recording what is there, but creating something new and different out of what exists already. I want to give new … [Read More...]
Artistic Thoughts … A Selection from my Blog
What makes a good abstract photograph? What qualities does the image need and what are some of the pitfalls to avoid when composing your images? In this article I’ll be outlining my own personal guidelines and philosophy, and what I aspire to in my own abstract photography. If you speak with another abstract photographer you […]
Sometimes you hold onto an image and you don’t know why. There’s a little voice in the back of your head saying “you simply can’t delete that!” Even when at first glance, you don’t think the image is particularly good, your gut instinct says “keep this”. I experienced these feelings with the image I transformed […]
I’m delighted to present the third instalment in my series of Blog posts where I take a nostalgic look back at the artwork I grew up with and the paintings which still have special meaning for me today. Renoir’s ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’ has captivated and enthralled me for decades. With its sense of […]