Abstraction of the Human Form

After a successful Object Abstraction study, I decided to try my hand at abstracting the human form. Using gels in the studio, I chose two distinct color palettes to explore the highlights and contours of the body. Like in my Object Abstraction series, all images were taken in horizontal format but were either cropped or rotated to be vertical. In my personal concept of abstraction, I believe lack of context and deep confusion are necessary, which is why I chose vertical format. The eyes are horizontally formatted, so placing an element vertically is immediately opposite of the natural. In addition to that, vertical images allowed me to remove my own awareness of the context of the photograph, and instead focus on the images as shapes and textures rather than human forms.

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