Reinhard Dedecek

 Abstract photography cannot be compared to abstract painting, as the basis is different. In painting, the artist is completely free in his design. As a photographer, I have to work with the surfaces, shapes and colours that are given to me in reality during the shooting. With the computer, however, I can now have a decisive influence on colours and light, so that I can live out my creative will in a certain frame.

Montages, as in the picture "Dortmund IV", represent another form of artistic interpretation of reality. Sometimes up to 6 pictures and partial pictures are shifted in and above each other in order to arrive at a clear statement.

In my latest works I combine photography and painting. I show the connection of both media and the procedure in a presentation, which I created with Adobe Spark.

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Dortmund IV

Dortmund IV




I have been photographing since my youth. After a short time I developed and enlarged my photos first in black and white, later also in color, to get better results.

Initially, I professionalized my hobby by acquiring the state teaching qualification for photography.
Young people learned design, photography, black and white and colour processing with me. In 1996 I started experimenting with digital photography and working on the photos on the computer.
The pictures published here are a small excerpt from my series on abstract photography. In these photographs, the focus is not on the representational, but on the idea of reinterpreting reality.

Further examples of abstract photos can be found on my
photo website
and on flickr
and Facebook