According to the Art Story, abstract photography is a term with ambiguous connotations, associated but not limited to the achievements of groups such as the Photo-Secession, Straight Photography, and New Vision movements. Since the late nineteenth century, photographers have been determined to match the formal and conceptual advances of other genres within Modern Art. The result is an extraordinary and varied body of work in which the compositional traits and subject-matter of traditional photography recede from view.
Any subject can become abstract depending on how it’s shot, but it takes someone with an exceptional creative imagination to make an alluring image which fits into the ‘abstract photography’ category. Anyone with a camera can take an image, however, one needs to have an eye for photography to capture beautiful images.
Earlier this month, we asked photographers to submit images under our August theme ‘abstract photography’ for our #Canonx10and5 competition. To enter, contestants had to upload their image(s) on Instagram, tag us using the mentioned hashtag – that way, they could stand a chance of winning a R5 000 voucher to spend at ORMS, as well as a feature on our website. Here some of our favourites images from this month’s edition:
Winner to be announced soon. Stay tuned to find our social media pages and website to find out which one of these talented photographers gets a feature on our website, as well as a R 5000 voucher to spend at ORMS.