Third Thursday Challenge: November
The subject of this month’s challenge: abstract minimalism.
I can see the questioning look on your face. How is that a challenge for someone whose work already leans in that direction?
But the challenge was to create an interesting abstract image without depending primarily on the use of reflections or shadows. And with those constraints, things suddenly became both more difficult and more freeing.
I didn’t abandon my favorite “go-to” subjects. But I made a real effort to seek out additional ways to express my love of line, geometry and the beauty of simplicity.
Speaking for myself, this monthly challenge has provided the framework for me to purposefully explore new things; to force me out of my comfort zone; to imagine new ways to express my creativity. Even when it has been uncomfortable and frustrating, it has been good – good for both me and my photography.
I want the same for you. Please do consider linking up with this month’s challenge and become part of the TTC community. The link will be open through the end of the month. I can’t wait to learn from your experiments and the risks you take for your art.