Life In the Abstract by Mary Gerakaris
By Mary Gerakaris
My initial studies in composition and color theory in college have become a very strong
influence on my photography. I have become increasingly interested in the abstract patterns
formed by zeroing in on objects. There are intriguing patterns in nature, man made objects
and new or decaying architecture. My interest in form and color inspires me to frame an
“abstract painting” with my camera.
The images below represent a few of those inspirations. They were taken in a variety of places
and times of day, as I find lighting to be a strong element of my composition. There are times
when low light or backlighting can be a very dramatic influence on the color as seen in “Spot
On” below. Beauty can be found in something as simple and counterintuitive as rusted metal
seen in “Afternoon Illusion” and “College Street Garage. I like my photographs to speak for
themselves and provoke a question, an air of mystery, in the viewer’s mind.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
~Albert Einstein ~
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In The Beginning
Bonaire Abstraction 1
The Best Afternoon
College Street Garage
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