For many years I have enjoyed doing macro photos of oil and water. There are endless abstract bubble arrangements to be captured as the droplets are moved around, separated, or combined. I control their placement as much as possible. Some are stationary, some are moving slowly and others fast. The motion is frozen with flash.
Over time I ventured into minimalist monochrome abstracts to display the essence of abstract photography – light, lines, shape and form. I wanted to draw the viewer in, to get closer, as if they were somehow within the liquid itself. I wanted to create a certain mood or mystery and sense of wonder by using new compositions and light. Most importantly, and without the distraction of colour, I wanted to show how liquids behave, and how they can be controlled in a particular arrangement for a split second but preserved for eternity via the camera.
AUTHOR: Jacqueline Hammer AUSTRALIA
Jacqueline Hammer is an abstract and creative photographer living in Cairns, Australia. A busy mother of four, photography has had to fit around family life. Starting out in nature photography, she moved on to abstract, creative and conceptual photoart. She currently enjoys subjects such as architecture, still life, minimalism and black and white photography, often involving creative post-processing. Her learning path has been one of experimentation with techniques and ideas, primarily for enjoyment, photographic competition and self-improvement. She has had success in numerous national and international competitions, and gained distinctions with the Australian Photographic Society and FIAP. Jacqueline has a passion to create, whether it be a tabletop still life, macro abstract or a conceptual composite in Photoshop.