Shoot-Thru Abstractions

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

I happened on this glass wall in the Shinkansen (the high-speed bullet train) station on our travels between Mastushima in the north and Kanazawa in the west.

There are many examples of shooting through walls and fences and other textures in the works of the great American photographers such as Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Arthur Meyerson, Saul Leiter, etc… In order to break out of the cliché, you must look for light, color, gesture, and micro composition.

Japan - Basho's Path November 2016 with Sam Abell and George Nobechi

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2 thoughts on “Shoot-Thru Abstractions

  1. hstrobl February 12, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Both images are really nice. I prefer the first one because I find the simplicity of shapes very pleasing. But the second image is good too – I like how the man is partially obscured by the pattern. Very clever.

    • inancy February 12, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you. For me, the first one is dominated by color (the green) and the second by gesture. Both were fun to make.

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