"Abstraction is inherent in the photographic medium and through abstraction the photographer exercises choices that carry photography beyond record-realism to the expression of his or her personal viewpoint"...... Barbara Morgan
Came across this statement while looking for a definition of an Abstract Photograph but not being very philosophical was unsure if it makes the grade. Is there a definitive description of an Abstract photograph?
I am still torn as to whether I like taking abstracts or extracts. I personally feel that I like extracts of the whole, not abstracts. Is this as big a grey area as I believe it is.
Better still, are there any books available on why I like abstract/ extract photographs?