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
Ever tried creating a triptych? Have no idea what to do and what things to look for when you’re putting it all together? This article will explore how to make a triptych and set you up on the right track with some useful tips and advice on composition, structure and design. The whole is greater […]
What are the advantages of taking abstract photos? What benefits will you gain from delving deeper into this style of photography? It may not be a genre you’ve had much experience with, but there are numerous reasons for getting creative and giving it a go. Here are my top 10: Expand your creativity and imagination […]
‘Tree’ (1943) by New Zealand artist Rita Angus is the fourth addition in my series of Blog posts where I fondly look back at the artwork which informed my youth and which still holds a special meaning for me today. Simplicity and minimalism are qualities which I admire very much and have aspired to in […]