Lori Ryerson - Focalocity Photography | Abstract & Impressionist

Abstract and Impressionist photography are not new concepts; examples of both can be found as far back as the 1800s. (Edgar Degas, famous for his impressions of dancers, used photos as a starting point for those, and eventually became a photographer himself.) Intentional camera movement (ICM), multiple exposures, advances in software; all these now give us a far greater control over the final outcomes of these images, rather than the early days of "wait and see", or happy accidents, while waiting for the film to develop. Sometimes I like to push colours into the dramatic and unexpected, or mirror images to create new forms, or deliberately move the camera while the shutter is open to create a new dynamic in the scene. For the life of me, I cannot paint, or draw, with a brush or a pencil. But I can do it with my camera.

Weaving Aspens

Weaving Aspens

Wings of Wood

Wings of Wood

New York Hadid 3

New York Hadid 3

New York Hadid 4

New York Hadid 4

Ebb&Flow Peacock

Ebb&Flow Peacock

Ebb&Flow-Dancer

Ebb&Flow-Dancer

Abstract Stacks Orange

Abstract Stacks Orange

Abstract Stacks Red

Abstract Stacks Red

Psychedelic Spring Rain

Psychedelic Spring Rain

Butterfly Wave

Butterfly Wave

Poppy Remix

Poppy Remix

Red Rock Abstract

Red Rock Abstract

Redrock Fire Within

Redrock Fire Within

Redrock Goddess

Redrock Goddess

Parched Pebbles

Parched Pebbles

Spirits in the Rock

Spirits in the Rock

More than a Rock in a Hard Place

More than a Rock in a Hard Place

Moncton Mud

Moncton Mud

Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eye

New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind