I have been thinking lately about trying something totally different from my usual work. I have started a series of abstracts that try to use line, shape, and color to reveal an emotion. I have 4 completed and am planning to make a set of ten shots. I have been thinking about the concept of photographing an idea rather than an object. I have been following a project by a photographer named Kyle Thompson. He is an amateur and has a 365 project going, of which he is nearing the end. His style is the style of photograph that is not usually seen on the wall at a bank or a living room. He is trying to reveal something about himself through his work.
Sometimes we look at art and say, "I could have done that." or "What is that supposed to be?" Well, maybe it is supposed to evoke a feeling or an emotion. Maybe its purpose is to make you ask questions about what the piece says or even why it is on the wall or who says that it is art.
Take a look at the work of Kyle Thompson. His project is on flickr. He is doing with self portraits and scenes what I hope to do with line, shape, and color.