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This artwork is a photograph I took of the side of a boat in Exeter, UK. The picture is part of my "Photo Abstracts" series. I try to capture details of everyday life in a way that reflects the style of the Abstract Expressionist paintings of artists I love. Mark Rothko in particular, is a huge inspiration to me.
Some kind of chemical has been mixed with the paint in this piece, causing this unique streaky effect. It brings to mind a rain filled landscape, or water plants trailing long roots.
I always compose my images very carefully, cropping what I see in a way to create a striking composition. After that, I edit the photographs using photoshop, but in such a way as to only enhance what was really there, not to alter reality, as I think that it is important that these photographs reflect the hidden beauty that can be found all around us.
Gicleé print on 300gsm Hahnemuhle fine art paper