Steven Brown

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Digital artist
    • Photographer

    About the artist

    When I decide to create, which is more often than not a conscious decision, I do so out of a need or desire to produce something. It is not always about what I see around me, at least not to begin with. My decision to walk out the door and explore with my camera has more to do with my mood and how I am feeling physically than anything else. I make a commitment to produce and then I throw myself into the world I photograph to improve reality.I like to think of my work as using the outside world to express my inner thoughts and feelings, trying to use the photographic process to achieve what the abstract expressionists did without destroying the reality where the image began. I am isolating forms, shapes and light in a world of chaos in order to impose order through a kind of abstraction that acknowledges the reality from whence it came. Every image I produce is a form of abstraction for me, even though they may not fit the traditional definition of the word. My work is about abstraction, reducing the world to a minimilist thought by creating slices of altered reality. Isolation of the image, removal of distractions and presentation of a pure form of thought. I am interested in distilling images / ideas into a single note of concentrated harmony. I like to think of my work as using the outside world to express my inner thoughts and feelings, trying to use the photographic process to achieve what the abstract expressionists did without destroying the reality where the image began. I am isolating forms, shapes and light in a world of chaos in order to impose order through a kind of abstraction that acknowledges the reality from whence it came. Every image I produce is a form of abstraction for me, even though they may not fit the traditional definition of the word. I am drawn to forms and shapes, lines and shadows. The abstractions to be found in the world. I guess you cold say I am interested in form more than content. I admire the work of many photographers, but my influences come from other art forms also.

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