Michael Chase’s photography looks to abstract expressionism in style but is really an examination of the mundane, recording the beauty of the ordinary, of deterioration, the textures of the urban environment in which we live. His lines are clean, symmetrical, simple, wonderful to look at and I really like them – makes a change from looking at images of beautiful landscapes and portraits. Here’s what he has to say about his work:
I work mainly in abstract, minimal, and fine art photography. A lot of the subject matter I shoot can be found in urban and industrial areas. My eye is drawn to textures like old crumbling walls and discolored rusty metal. I enjoy the challenge of taking ordinary objects and presenting them in a new and interesting way. I tend to focus on composition while taking pictures. When I’m editing, I take time to decide the best colors and lighting for an image
My work is based in abstract expressionism. I use color, composition, and texture to highlight the subject of decay. I mainly shoot vertically which causes the viewer’s eye to fall through the images. Minimal compositions allow the viewer to absorb the message quickly. I edit my pictures heavily and I’m not afraid to alter colors, remove parts, or use distortion to create a better image.
Chase is another young photographer, another young artist, who has much more to give and I look to forward to seeing more of his work in the future.