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I want to inspire you with works created in the fashion of Aaron Siskand. In a 1951 essay, the artist and art critic Elaine de Kooning described Aaron Siskind as a “painter’s photographer.” Over 60 years later he remains the photographer most closely associated with mid-20th-century Abstract Expressionism. His flat picture planes, shallow depth of field, and focus on surface textures resonate with the gestural paintings of artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. Siskind also shared an artistic ethos with many of these painters: he emphasized the way his own feelings shaped the image as he made it and became part of the work itself. (Source:…  From the time he became interested in Abstract Expressionism, Siskind never looked back.  His photographs eliminated the illusion of three-dimensional space. He produced abstract images of common flat, non-geometric objects that had been ignored by conventional photographers. His subject matter included peeling paint, drips of tar, graffiti, seaweed, torn posters, old doorways, and "found art," all sorts of discarded objects that he encountered on his walks. (Source:

Let me encourage you to take a walk with your camera and pay close attention to peeling paint, drips of tar, found art , etc.  I want to see what you find!  Here are a few images I took as I was walking around the streets of Paris, Texas and thinking about abstract expressionism.

Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 5 by gingersfunkyphotos 
Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 9 by gingersfunkyphotos Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 7 by gingersfunkyphotos 

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 Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 6 by gingersfunkyphotos  Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 2 by gingersfunkyphotos Abstract Expressionism by Ginger Cook 8 by gingersfunkyphotos

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Merci, thank you for the watch !
NCC-1701-JG Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
How are you doing?
TomSoya Apr 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Watch!
NCC-1701-JG Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i love your art
Thanks for the fav
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