This is a collection of contemporary fine art abstract nature photography by Aaron Reed. As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated by the shapes, patterns, contrasts, and colors found in nature. As a child, I collected colored stones, minerals, and crystals, constantly amazed by the way they seemed so abstract while feeling purposeful and intentional at the same time. Grand dynamic landscapes are simply abstraction on a much greater scale. Seemingly random shapes, patterns, and textures come together, visually describing the idea that everything in this world is connected and yet individual and special in its own way.
It’s for this reason that I have chosen to look at the easily discernible world of trees and mountains and rivers, and look for the abstract that exists in all of them--textures and patterns and the fractal nature of close-up photography. After all, what is more beautiful: a field of a blanket of white snow, or the micro shot of an individual and perfect snowflake? They both have their place in any museum or gallery, but it has become my mission to make the abstract nature of the natural world have more resonance, to be more present and available. The joy I find in my photography is in finding something completely magnificent, that perhaps I’m the only person who has ever viewed, in just that way, and to capture it for all the world to see.