Passion for Abstraction. © Carlos Ocando.
Nature and abstraction are not words that you hear together often, most of the artists and photographers try to express nature in realistic terms, beautiful landscapes, lakes, trees, rivers, bayous, and wildlife. I also enjoy doing this kind of approach with my artwork, but sometimes I also enjoy to experiment and try to see a different way trying to explore the abstract forms in nature.
Abstract Branches Texture. © Carlos Ocando.
By exploring the abstract form in nature you can focus on small details, points of light of simple the different forms interacting on a tree bark or in a monumental landscape, the most important aspect of abstraction is light, texture, shape and color. This is a interesting approach for me, because sometimes I find more interesting the small parts of the whole scene instead of the complete vista. So you could create several views from the same place, and instead of having one image you can go home with a complete portfolio of the same place.
Light, Texture and Shape. © Carlos Ocando.
I encourage you to go out, or in the studio and explore the abstraction in nature or in other subjects that you may also like, many artists and photographers also explore the abstraction with the human body, cars and wildlife animals. So the sky is the limit. Remember to be bold, playful and a explorer of light.
Leaves in the Shadows. © Carlos Ocando.
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