Fine Art Abstract Nature Photography
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.
Sometimes when I point a lens at something I am not trying to capture the entirety of a landscape--a river, a barn, a mountain, a pine--but instead focusing on the movement of the grass, or the pattern of the decaying wood slats on the barn wall, or the bark of the pine or the way the water dances off that river. The minutiae of the scene is sometimes so overwhelmingly magnificent that you don’t need to see the backed-up, wide-angle view. A stand of aspens where all we see are endless straight tree trunks in black and white and yellow--not seeing the roots or the branches--can be as or more visually arresting as anything that a wide-angle lens would capture.
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.
The work found in this gallery and across the rest of this site is available produced in the form of limited edition prints, created using materials such as acrylic and aluminum. Each print has a strict production limit of 50-200 depending on the piece in question. The museum quality work produced from this gallery arrives signed and numbered by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity for additional provenance.
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