by Sharon Hudson

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Fine Art Photography Gallery of Sharon Hudson

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Abstract urban photographs of shadows.

Abstract urban shadow photographs:

Black Mailbox on Grey Stairs

Abstract photography of buildings.

Abstract urban photography:

Pink Flamingo Hotel

Abstract photography of urban graffiti.

Abstract urban graffiti photographs:

Big Blue Box

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My Abstract Urban Photographs

In my abstract urban photography, I seek out colorful subjects such as architecture, vivid paint and graffiti, interesting textures, and decorative details. My earliest abstract urban photographs were simple compositions featuring bold colors and forms in flattened space. However, returning from East Asia in 1990, I was inspired to replicate in my urban American photography the richness of pattern, color, texture, and decoration that I had captured in my Asian photographs. In addition, I sought a more intriguing use of depth than the traditional illusion of real space. So I began to photograph overlaid images, such as shadows, objects behind fences and windows, and window reflections, in which one object's shape is defined or modified by another (a shadow or a reflection) superimposed upon it. With this, my abstract photographs became more richly textured and spatially ambiguous, though still guided by vibrant color and/or strong forms.

My urban photography includes many photographs of the mannequins that populate our cities from behind glass, and reflections in glass or metal that capture the refractive nature of city life. Moving beyond the natural layering and ambiguity created by reflections and shadows, I also create surreal layered images. Before digital photography, I created in-camera multiple exposures using color slide film. I discovered that multiple exposures yield luminous, surreal colors otherwise unobtainable in photography. I have many surreal and abstract photographs of urban subjects that derive from these in-camera multiple exposures, sometimes enhanced with sandwiched slides or later digital manipulations.

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