I started getting interested in exploring the possibilities of making abstract images using photography a few years ago. Abstraction using a camera is not a new concept and many examples can be found on the web. What got my attention was the possibilities of making images from road markings, double yellow lines, white lines, dashes and bars that are painted on every road. Although these marks are purely utilitarian in intention over time, through wear and tear, changes in traffic flows and the reapplication of paint the lines develop strong textures and forms. By using careful framing I am able to reinterpret these mundane into strong graphic images. In some cases I combined unrelated pictures in a panorama stitching programme. The results were random montages which subvert the purpose of the software.
Some of the abstracts are available to buy in my online shop.