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The World of Fantasy: 40 Surreal Abstract Photography Examples

The concept of abstract photography is what appears to the eyes as random swathes of color and shapes tossed into a scene. A photographer takes an otherwise ordinary shot and takes it at just the right angle or focus to create a masterpiece of colors, patterns and textures. Abstract photography is totally based on your photographic eye.

It’s when you’re looking to capture an object in some unusual way to show it from a different point of view.A true abstract shot is the one you look at and can’t understand from the first glance. But, as a matter of fact, it means that the photographer managed to catch your attention and show off his intriguing, personal insight of the object.

Search for the details, lines, patterns, forms, shapes and colors that complete an object, and use these key features to create an engaging image. It could be peeling paint on the wall, water trickling down the glass, a flight of stairs in an old house–who knows what else could possibly inspire your next abstract shot?! When it comes to abstract photography, there is just one rule to follow: There are no rules at all.

Approach the subject from different angles, look up and down, and search for the perfect combination of colors and patterns to get the best abstract photo. Today, I’d like to share 40 creative abstract photography examples to give you inspiration to grab a camera, engage in fantasy and create your own abstract masterpiece.

Miki Asai

Jason Keomany

David De Backer

Mazin Alrasheed Alzain

gabriel sorin matache

lennon baksh

Alfon No

Shihya Kowatari

Janek Sedlar

Silver Paul

Kilian Schonberger

Jan Erik Waider

Ajith U

Manfred Rautenberg

Kenny Alevxey

Valerie Anne Kelly

Joni Jarvinen

Josep Sumalla

Kah Kit Yoong

Tanya Markova – Nya

Jose Caballero

Todd Wall

Shihya Kowatari

Christer Haggqvist

Sharon Johnstone

Jared Lim

Jorn Allan Pedersen

Coolor Foto

Pai-Shih Lee

Eleonora Di Primo

Harald Wagener

Dmitry Chemyakin

Alex Greenshpun

Jose Caballero

Jose Caballero

Meagan V. Blazier

Rob Harris




Last Word

I hope this showcase of abstract photographs was inspiring enough to go out and shoot something amazing yourself! Feel free to share your own abstract photos or some first-hand tips in the comment field below. All the points of view would be appreciated.

Nancy Young

Nancy is a passionate freelance writer and blogger. She writes inspirational articles on web design, photography, and technology. She enjoys traveling, reading and meeting new people. Nancy believes in a magic of written words to inspire and motivate. Currently, she is working as a writer at OneDesBlog.