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PHOTOGRAPHY STRIPPED DOWN

Some people view photography as a realist medium, a means of faithfully recording the world as it is.  All photography, however, even the most realist forms such as photojournalism, necessarily distorts, remakes, is partial, frames the image from a certain perspective, tells a particular story. In my photography, I see ‘fidelity’, in so far as it has any meaning, as capturing a particular mood or sense or idea evoked by a place or a moment or a phenomenon, rather than representing reality ‘as it is’. It’s one reason I am drawn to minimalist photography. Minimalism strips an image to its basics, more abstract than representative, but while also attempting to capture, in a few brush strokes, as it were, of colour and form, that mood or sense or idea. I’ve been sorting out my archives, as I’m remaking my photographic website Light Infusion, and so I’ve pulled out some of my favourite minimalist photos from over the years.

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First light over Uluru

Uluru at first light

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Sunset on the Opera House

Opera House at sunset

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Bird in a Rothko

Bird in a Rothko

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Mount Field in a mist

As a Turner

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Fishing boats in a Jaffna mist

Fishing boats in the mist

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Wreck on Dungeness beach

Dungeness wreck

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On Saunton Sands

Saunton sands

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Winter tree

Winter branch

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Blackbird in a blue mist

Bluebird

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The Big Apple bejewelled

Bejewelled

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City high rise

Lloyds

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Waves of London’s Olympic swimming pool

Olympic waves

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Millennium Bridge in the Tyne

Bridge reflected

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Bridge over the Limehouse Cut

Bridge over Limehouse Cut

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Brutal on London’s Southbank

Brutal

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Concrete and moon

Concrete and moon

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Moon and bridge

Moon and bridge

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Lip

Lip

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Head

Head-2

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Blowing in the wind

Cotton grass

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Cello

Cello

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Berlin’s Jewish Museum

Berlin Jewish museum

8 comments

  1. Padraig

    Keenan,
    You are also a gifted photographer…. so unfair! Stripped back simplicity of these shots was arresting.
    Many thanks.

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