Eyes, Shattered Glass
When I happened onto the website of Mark Raymond Mason, I was mesmerized by his abstract photography. As my readers know, I adore abstract art and am especially drawn to black and white. Mark shoots black and white as well as color images.
He writes: Since the beginning, I’ve always photographed temporary things, threatened things, and hopelessly out-of-the-way things. I create when I feel a connection. A subject’s shapes, colours, and textures are only vessels, like words in a poem, to help explain what I feel. To this end, I work with my subjects spontaneously, as I find them, and do all of my creative manipulation with traditional optics, in the field.”
Stained Bark Shadows
Besides Mark’s creative photography, his writings about his images are poetic.
Leaf, Ice, Reflections
“I was attracted first to the swirls in the ice in this reflection pool. The swooping shapes reminded me of gentle ocean waves. As I knelt carefully on the narrow log for a closer look, I was struck by the depth of the scene, and the way the lines of the reflected trees seemed to converge on the single dried leaf caught on the ice.”
Valve, Metal Can, Daylight
Curled Yucca Bark
Blurred Highlights, Reeds
Water Droplets, Tiny Fibres
“The droplets of water standing on this tiny plant were incredibly perfect, as though there had been a gentle scotch mist instead of severe mountain hail. As I photographed it, I thought of calamity, of persistence, and of the spiteful way of beauty; as I made my way down the final hill to our tent, I felt very happy to be alive.”
Visit Mark’s Website to see much more about him and view more of his amazing photography.