This is Abstraction
I have always tried to make a distinction between abstraction and non-representational or non-objective art (although admittedly I often tire of trying to explain the difference and just fall back to the common definition of abstract referring to random non-representationalism).
A simple definition of abstraction is a simplification or a distilling to an essence – which implies the image is derived or related to something real. To me virtually all photography lies on a continuum running from realism to highly abstract and most paintings that aren’t hyper-realism are a form of abstraction.
All of this is by way of introducing my latest exploration of abstract photographic images. These are all digital photgraphs – of things! They have been simplified or abstracted by using long exposures and intentional camera movement.