‘Abstract’ depicts racing cyclists at speed, although as its name suggests, the cyclists themselves are barely recognisable. Abstract is one of series shot on Kodak color infrared film. The distinctive colours and grain are characteristic of the film. The motion blur was captured in-camera by using camera panning and slow shutter speeds – ranging between 1/15th and 1/2 second. A 28mm wide angle lens further added to the distortion and impression of speed. The camera was a vintage (early ’80s) Pentax K1000. Digital manipulation was limited to minor contrast correction and dust removal post scanning.
1806 views at 4 February 2015.
Featured in the Artistic Motion – Photography group 3 February 2015 and again 8 January 2016.
Featured in Art Changing the World – Futurism 26 October 2013.
Featured in the Conceptual Series Photography group November 2010.
Home page feature August 27 2009.
The Riders series was shot at the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia. See the full series.
Abstract is one image from a series called The Riders that was exhibited at The Centre for Creative Photography in Adelaide in March 2008 and again twice in 2009 – at the Epson Gallery at Photographic Wholesalers in Hutt Street, Adelaide and in March 2009 at the Nexus Community Gallery in Bellingen NSW as part of the Sibling Rivalry show.