i seem to have wandered into territory that i did not realize i was going to be in. typically over the years i have had a specific subject - person, place or thing. if it was an "abstract" image i was always taught move a little closer ( or farther away ) to stop it short in its tracks or let the subject breathe --- let the line and form of the subject become the subject of the photograph itself ( like grain of wood, or stark images of a fence in the snow &C ). it seems over the past few months i have abandoned a this formal way of seeing for something else. the shape, tonality and grain work together to give me something other than what i photographed. black / white, vivid or muted color, images of flowers, grass, bits of hardware, clothesline-stuff, cable-guides on a telephone pole, close ups, farther back, it doesn't matter anymore what it is, it all becomes something else. has anyone else fallen into the abyss? where does it lead?