This artwork is a photograph I took in Torquay, 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 photo has much more figurative detail than is usual in this series, but as soon as I saw that bright yellow doorway and scratched keyhole with pink highlights, I knew I had to get a picture of it!
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