Wednesday, December 5, 2007

winter abstracts: emphasis on line









these images came as a result of our recent snowstorm. while building a snowman in the front yard with my four-year-old daughter, and then clearing the driveway and walks, i couldn't help but be mesmerized by the stark contrast of the freshly fallen new snow on the tree branches around the house. every winter brings this beauty, and it doesn't typically last more than a day...knowing this i jumped into the car and drove off to a local park.

i love this theme. reducing our 3 dimensional world down to lines. borrowing god's nature to create brush strokes on a plane of film. painting with the camera. it is fascinating.

i knew beforehand the effect i wanted. i shot these images with the intention to blow out the whites, and place emphasis on the black lines of the branches. a great deal of my inspiration came from artists such as Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/pollock_jackson.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kline_franz.html
also, if you're wanting to see one of the coolest sites ever created, check out this:
http://www.jacksonpollock.org/

winter is here!
and it is beautiful!
happy holidays everyone!

2 comments:

Tommy said...

Duston you never cease to amaze me with your work. These are stunningly simple and achingly nostalgic. Thanks.

Kim said...

Uh...wow.