Sunday, January 21, 2007

Negative Selection

Photography like sculpture is in the business of finding meaningful and beautiful materials in the world and then subtracting things until you have a work of art. The most obvious way to subtract things in photography is by excluding them from the frame. However, there are other ways to throw away data. Over exposure and under exposure and the practice of extreme processing remove things from the picture as well. I have thrown much raw material away in the pictures below, and I think they are better for the added simplicity and the increased contrast.

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