by Sharon Hudson

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Fine Art Photography Gallery of Sharon Hudson

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Abstract urban photographs.

Urban abstract photographs:

Negative Spaces

City life photography.

Urban mood photographs:

Look Out

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Urban abstract photographs.

Urban abstract photographs:

Red, White, and Black Composition

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My Urban Photographs

In my urban photographs, I prefer subjects like architecture, vivid paint and graffiti, interesting textures, and decorative details. Many of my urban photographs are abstract compositions featuring bold form and color in flattened space. However, returning from East Asia in 1990, I wanted to replicate in my urban American photography the richness of pattern, color, texture, and decoration that characterized 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 in the urban environment, 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 urban photographs became more richly textured and spatially ambiguous.

My photographs of reflections and store window displays led me toward a more surreal kind of urban photography, in which layers of images reflect the multiple simultaneous activities of city life. This 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. Then I decided to create my own surreal layered photographic images.  This was before digital photography, so I created in-camera multiple exposures using color slide film.  I discovered that multiple exposures yielded luminous, surreal colors otherwise unobtainable in photography.  Almost all my surreal photographs derive from these in-camera multiple exposures, although some are enhanced later with sandwiched slides and digital manipulations.

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