MARSH & FOREST VERTICALS
The Linear Abstracts are an extension of the Landscape Abstract series with a focus on color, line, and movement. As is characteristic of John’s creative vision, the details within the photograph vanish and blur, simplifying the image to accentuate pureness of color and form. In this body of work, movement transitions to vertical as opposed to horizontal.
Using his unique color-proofing process John fine tunes each individual color and tone in order to accurately match in print what he envisions on screen. It is a labor intensive process involving incremental and subtle shifts over a series of between five and 20 color proofs. Like all of his photographic work, the final image is printed on canvas and coated with a protective UV finish pulled over custom stretcher bars, and place in handmade, locally milled wood floater frames.