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I love discovering new artists! Alvin Langdon Coburn was the first major photographer to emphasize elevated viewpoints and later made some of the first completely abstract images. Born in Boston in 1882, he moved to Paris when he was 17 to study with famed photographer, Edward Steichen, and had his first one-man show in New York when he was 21. While he wound up relocating to London, the majority of his most famous photographs were taken in #nyc. But then, in 1916, a major shift happened. He became interested in Freemasonry, which led him to study mysticism, metaphysical ideals and Druidism. He began to re-examine his photographic style, creating abstract images that are among the first completely non-representative photographs ever made. To make them, Coburn invented a kaleidoscope-like instrument with three mirrors clamped together, which when fitted over the lens of the camera would reflect and fracture the image. He called them Vortographs ... Ok I have to just copy paste this description of it 😆 ... “it is a reference to the Vorticist group of British writers and painters. The fractured planes and complex space characteristic of vortography reflect the Vorticists’ as well as Coburn’s own interest in Cubism.” He only made 18 Vortographs over a period of one month, yet they remain among the most striking images in early 20th century photography. Freemasonry would eventually consume his life and he gave up photography for good. How crazy is that style shift?! Which one do you like better? 🤔. 📸 Alvin Langdon Coburn (all taken in NYC): -The Octopus, 1912. -House of a Thousand Windows, 1912. -The Flatiron Building, 1910. -Fifth Avenue from the St. Regis hotel, 1905. -Vortographs taken in 1916. . #alvinlangdoncoburn #elevatedview #kaleidoscope #abstractphotography #nycpics #blackandwhite #igbnw #vintagephotography #nycphotography #blackandwhitephotography #ig_photo_life #picoftheday #vortograph #abstractimage #newyorkphotography #photographersoninstagram #beautifulimage #igartistry #bnwphotography #photohistory #nyphotography #vintagephotography #abstractphotography #kaleidoscope

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New installation project in progress. This time it's very different from the colourful, playful pieces I usually do. It's all about transparency, weightlessness, being open to changing light conditions. And it's title is "Comparendo / Scomparendo" ("Appearing / Disappearing"). . . . #lightandshadow #fiberart #shadowsandlight #blackandwhitephotography #fiberlove #abstractphoto #fiberartist #abstract #mixedmedia #abstractshapes #mixedmediaart #abstractimage #mixedmediaartist #mixedmediasculpture #installationart #fibersculpture #fiberinstallation #sculpture #installations #crocheted #artinstallation #crocheting

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Anyone else dreaming of spring? We are about to be hit with a polar vortex and wind chills down to -30! So, this week's #picturesthatshouldbequilts is a beautiful floral abstract mosaic picture by @wanda.32. How would you use this in your next project? What project will it inspire for you? Leave a comment below and continue to tag #picturesthatshouldbequilts when you find your next inspiration! . . . . #quilters #quiltersofinstagram #quiltingfun #mosaic #cottoncuts #ihearcottoncuts #quiltsofinstagram #sewsewsew #soquilty #abstractimage #sewing #quiltsmadewithlove #quiltingfabric #mosaicpicture #sewingproject #sewingisfun #quiltingfabrics #quiltingcotton #quiltingkeepsmesane #ihavethisthingwithquilts #sewing #mosaic #patchwork #handmade #makersgonnamake #quilters #modernsewing

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#Daffodils herald the beginning of the end of the dormant season. This daffodil image inspires me! #Spring is the season of #rebirth and daffodils herald its arrival is around the corner. As I am in a rebirthing phase within my life, the daffodil bud ready to bloom reminds me I too am #readytoblossom! I was done shooting (so I thought) and ready to leave the #Gardens. Thus, I walked right by the lovely #bud. Yet the #Angels were STRONG in their calling for me to turn around and spend time with this beauty. ... and so I did! #newbeginnings #springsarrival #nature #naturewalk #naturephotography #macro #macrophotography #abstractimage #photojournalism #urban #urbangarden #flowers #flowerphotography #floweringplant #latewinter #springflowers #botanicalgardens #AtlantaBotanicalGardens #Atlanta #MidtownAtlanta #hollyelmore #hollyelmoreimages

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The place of ones youth.. .. .. .. All original photography and artwork by myself.. .. .. #photoart #photographylovers #brisbaneart #sydneyart #australianart #australianartist #abstractphotography #modernart #melbourneart #melbournephotography #sydneyphotography #brisbanephotography #abstractphoto #modernphotography #abstractimage #minimalphotography #australianphotography #australianphotographer #minimalism #minimalist .. .. Works may not be copied, modified, adapted or displayed without artists prior written permission. -----------------------------------------

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As an early flowering plant, the #stachyurus #praecox, "sterling silver," is a popular #gardenplant, especially in cooler climates. On my first 2019 visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden I was happy to stumble upon the stachyurus praecox, "sterling silver," in full bloom. There were limited blooms as we are in late winter, instead of early spring. #nature #naturewalk #naturephotography #macro #macrophotography #abstractimage #photojournalism #urban #urbangarden #flowers #flowerphotography #floweringplant #latewinter #winterflowers #winterblooms #botanicalgardens #AtlantaBotanicalGardens #Atlanta #MidtownAtlanta #hollyelmore #hollyelmoreimages

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