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Abstraction and Angles

Updated: Feb 23, 2020

I shot over 400 pictures during the past 2 weeks for this project. All pictures are taken in manual exposure and manual focus. Most pictures are abstraction; a small part of an object is shown on each image. To make abstract pictures, I had to zoom in an object and take pictures from different angles. I took pictures by looking up or down with various positions. In order to produce a diptych, I paired pictures to make one image that compares and contrasts the scene. I considered a comparison of scale, color, balance, or line and shape.

I took pictures in a Chinese restaurant, a playground, my house, the school, and the neighborhood. I focussed on choosing pictures that are taken in the Chinese restaurant because there were so many interesting objects and patterns.

The left picture was taken at the Chinese restaurant. I had to look up from the far distance and tried to line up those red balls that are hanging on the ceiling. The picture on the right side was taken at the playground. I climbed up the top of the slide and looked down to take a picture of the ladder. the straight lines are connecting both images. Red balls and silver hooks are drawing attention on both sides.