Black and White Landscape Photography by Tony Hertz
About Extracts & Abstracts
These native in-camera images are an exploration of expanding vision and perception in nature. I search for jumbled disorder, chaos and patterns to create a spirited, energetic harmony of composition.
Sometimes an image works not only as an abstraction but also as an extraction. Ansel Adams was the first photographer to use the term extract over abstract photography. He said, “I prefer the term extract over abstract, since I cannot change the optical realities but only manage them.”
All images are camera native and created only with slow-shutter speeds, multiple exposures, reflections, metamorphic-scenes and water panning impressions with no digital manipulation or montage. Only tonal adjustment tools and image reversals are used in post-production.