If the moon has a hidden face, why abstract photography would not have its dark side? This, from all genres, is perhaps the less known.

At the beginning of this project about abstract photography among the firs in the Pyrenees, looking for something that up to then I had never tried, I realized the broad scope of possibilities open to me.

Every lens offers different results, every movement of the camera; horizontal, vertical or diagonal produce different optical illusions. Is it possible to approach the movement? Perhaps it is, but the “surprise” factor always will be there, no matter how many people use these techniques always will something magic in them. The surprise factor is the common denominator of beauty, it is something that escapes us, that we can’t preview or control beforehand and that is so i

nteresting: volumes, colors and forms mingling, making sometimes an amalgam of tones and in others appearing as a chaos with some kind of order

The choice of the subject and its organization are as important as our sensibility in order to generate the adequate movement.


Abstract photography is based on real things, but its results has nothing or almost nothing from the scenery we see through the viewfinder, its possibilities are so large as our imagination or perception to choose objects that seem dull at the first view and to transform them in something full of beauty. I read, not so long ago, an article about abstract photography that said: It is important in abstract photography to have a visual suggestion, not a technical riddle. I would add that this is valid for all photographic styles.

The Hidden Face
Photos and Text: ©Mario López