This artwork is a photograph I took in Exeter, UK as 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.
This picture is of the rudder area of a boat, but this circular paint effect is quite unique, I have never seen it on any other boat I have photographed. Many people see a landscape emerging in this piece, or an aerial view, or even the sight that greets you when you look through a microscope. I leave it up to the viewer to decide.
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