The Abstract Landscape

I am very much interested in capturing landscape imagery but always seeking out new ways and ideas in which I can do this. It’s very difficult to try and come up with new ideas and concepts when everything that you think of seems to have been done before. This is why I like to do lots of research and to see what has been done and the kind of work that is out there. By doing this I tend to get a broad range of ideas, taking elements from different bodies of work and combining them to create something that is new to me.

Along my path of research, I found a photographer by the name of Steven Friedman who is a landscape photographer and it was his portfolio of work named “The Abstract Landscape” that caught my eye, as it reminded me of the work by Frances Seward that I blogged about on March 24th 2014, a few days ago.

Steven Friedman

Friedman is from Ottawa, Canada and has a passion for fine art and landscape photography. He considers himself to be a ‘purist’ and does not digitally manipulate any of his images and he uses a large format camera.

A sample of his work:


© Steven Friedman


© Steven Friedman

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© Steven Friedman

A personal favourite of mine is the image below:

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© Steven Friedman

I like that this image is slightly abstract but that you can still make out what is being photographed by the clarity of the leaves within the water. The colours within the image work well together and give the image the sense of an autumnal feel.

References 2014. Steven Friedman Landscape Photography. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 31 Mar 2014].

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