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
Being a musician as well as a photographer has given me privileged insight into how both disciplines inter-relate and how the skills and understanding developed in one area can be directly transferred and applied to the other. Before I began my journey into photography, I wrote several repertoire books for beginner to intermediate pianists. As […]
Do you have a photograph that, looking back years later, you can say – “That’s the one which kick started everything. That’s the photo which set me on my photographic journey. That was the instant when my eyes were truly opened.” I do. I remember it vividly. I’d been in a quagmire, going nowhere fast […]
Often we take everyday scenes for granted and don’t give much thought to what secret, artistic potential they may be hiding. ‘Colour Contours’ came about because I learnt to pay attention to what I was seeing! Observing the Everyday Take my lounge window for example. I must walk past this twenty times a day or […]