Close Up Abstract Photography

Large-scale photography art from the little picture.

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle





Close-up abstract photography as fine art in your home or business.

The beauty of small objects is that they hold secrets that most of us walk right by. The little details create amazing oversized artwork to add an intriguing accent to your decor. There are textures, details, patterns, and colors you might not have noticed. Some of this collection comes from spur-of-the-moment shots, like taking photos of bubbles blowing in the sea breeze at the beach. Or seeing dew drops on a spider web. Or noticing morning shadows on cactus needles.

However, when I have a vision of what I am trying to capture, I create a plan for my close-up shots. Abstract still life allows me to control lighting and shoot the subject without wind. Plus, if the weather is bad, I can literally work from home. I have a little studio in my office and turn the whole place upside down to create the shot I want. It looks so simple when completed, but there is a lot that goes into these shots.

Close-up art created in the studio includes shadow work like the La Catrina image I shot right at the start of lockdown during COVID-19. In addition, flowers, eggs, and everyday objects around the house get scrutinized as potential models.

What I find unique about still life macro photography is the focus on problem-solving it introduces. There’s always a lot of work to get the scene just right, making sure the background is clean and having the light fall in the right places without creating hot spots.

The experience puts me into the flow of creativity. We take so much in our lives for granted, and this type of art allows me to feel grateful for things I may have never given the time of day to. I hope that the macro fine art photography you select to accent your space gives you that same sense of appreciation.

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