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
Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of ‘reality’. They can encompass a huge variety of subject matter, take us out of our comfort zone, make us question what we see, or invite us to enter another realm. Not the Usual Frames of Reference In abstract photography, often there aren’t the usual frames of reference […]
Divine Intervention? Whether it was by divine intervention or pure serendipity, the image ‘Angel Wing’ was certainly one of a kind. It all began when I was doing the housework. Now I wouldn’t exactly call doing the housework awe inspiring, but it did lead to an unexpected discovery. It was time to do some dusting […]
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 […]