"All good art is abstract in its structure." - Paul Strand, photographer
Abstract Photography is a rejection of the idea that photography must be documentary or symbolic. Instead, its object is the image itself. The photographer focuses on form, color, and flow, not necessarily detail.
Tappan artist, Sebastian Weiss, uses photography to transform works of architecture into an image of space and geometric forms. Sebastian is particularly fascinated by the aesthetics of constructions and the details of their shapes. In his eyes, every building has its own architectural language with a totally individual vocabulary. In all of these languages, Sebastian looks for the most beautiful letters and words. He abstracts urban shapes and underlines their clear forms and structures. By breaking the essence of a city down to the substance, he frees buildings from their spatial context and known surroundings. In the end, he is able to model a new uniqueness of shapes with his pictures.