Abstract Photography for Sale

Photography, Nuit rouge, Philippe Martins

Nuit rouge

Philippe Martins

Photography - 90 x 90 x 0.5 cm Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch

£748

Photography, Reminiscence - 11, Ralouka Montesi

Reminiscence - 11

Ralouka Montesi

Photography - 50 x 70 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

£823

Photography, Algas 45-V, Paola Dávila

Algas 45-V

Paola Dávila

Photography - 45 x 45 x 0.3 cm Photography - 17.7 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,639

Photography, Hong Kong, Tony Soulié

Hong Kong

Tony Soulié

Photography - 60 x 80 cm Photography - 23.6 x 31.5 inch

£4,365

Photography, Stars & Stripes, Jochen Cerny

Stars & Stripes

Jochen Cerny

Photography - 100.1 x 150.1 x 2.8 cm Photography - 39.4 x 59.1 x 1.1 inch

£4,507

Photography, Grotte de Glace II, Juliette Agnel

Grotte de Glace II

Juliette Agnel

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

£3,520

Photography, Ogowa, Mikiya Takimoto

Ogowa

Mikiya Takimoto

Photography - 15.8 x 15.8 x 4 cm Photography - 6.2 x 6.2 x 1.6 inch

£2,785

Photography, Fields of the Sun 167, Jason Engelund

Fields of the Sun 167

Jason Engelund

Photography - 101.6 x 76.2 x 0.1 cm Photography - 40 x 30 x 0 inch

£2,450

Photography, Encre de Mer, Laurence Gallien

Encre de Mer

Laurence Gallien

Photography - 80 x 120 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 47.2 x 0 inch

£1,672

Photography, Untitled, P81_6840, Jurek Wajdowicz

Untitled, P81_6840

Jurek Wajdowicz

Photography - 55.8 x 39.3 x 0.1 cm Photography - 22 x 15.5 x 0 inch

£1,200

Photography, Flux # 202320, Paul Snell

Flux # 202320

Paul Snell

Photography - 190 x 14 x 8 cm Photography - 74.8 x 5.5 x 3.1 inch

£4,100

Photography, In the Dock, Thomas Kaminsky

In the Dock

Thomas Kaminsky

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.5 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch

£616

Photography, Le cerveau, Frédéric Florit

Le cerveau

Frédéric Florit

Photography - 50 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,320

Photography, Sharpness 02, Milen Radev

Sharpness 02

Milen Radev

Photography - 50.6 x 40.6 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.9 x 16 x 0 inch

£651

Photography, Rhythmogramm 183A, Heinrich Heidersberger

Rhythmogramm 183A

Heinrich Heidersberger

Photography - 59.4 x 42 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.4 x 16.5 x 0 inch

£1,188

Photography, Orchidée, Aurélie Trabaud

Orchidée

Aurélie Trabaud

Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

£308

Photography, Reflexions, Ana Zegheanu

Reflexions

Ana Zegheanu

Photography - 20 x 20 x 0.02 cm Photography - 7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch

£141

Photography, Steinrosen, Boss Arts 115

Steinrosen

Boss Arts 115

Photography - 100 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,320

Photography, Vague 7, Carlos Arriagada

Vague 7

Carlos Arriagada

Photography - 60 x 90 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0 inch

£1,584

Photography, Femmes, Grégory Valentin

Femmes

Grégory Valentin

Photography - 162 x 100 x 5 cm Photography - 63.8 x 39.4 x 2 inch

£4,664

Photography, Esfera, Antonio Aguirre Pacheco

Esfera

Antonio Aguirre Pacheco

Photography - 100 x 70 x 1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch

£1,408

Photography, Blue, Daniel Holfeld

Blue

Daniel Holfeld

Photography - 80 x 60 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 inch

£1,584

Photography, Betta Blur 55, Michael Filonow

Betta Blur 55

Michael Filonow

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.3 cm Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.1 inch

£443

Photography, Untitled, Anja Schwörer

Untitled

Anja Schwörer

Photography - 25 x 18 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.8 x 7.1 x 0 inch

£440

Photography, untitled, Vanessa Henn

untitled

Vanessa Henn

Photography - 30 x 21 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 8.3 x 0 inch

£528

Photography, The Charming One - Limited Edition Print, Fatima Mian

The Charming One - Limited Edition Print

Fatima Mian

Photography - 100 x 100 x 0.1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch

£515

Photography, Tulum nights #3, Hugo Gus Babey

Tulum nights #3

Hugo Gus Babey

Photography - 100 x 150 x 0.2 cm Photography - 39.4 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch

£880

Photography, Calavera, Jesse Willems

Calavera

Jesse Willems

Photography - 121 x 119 x 1 cm Photography - 47.6 x 46.9 x 0.4 inch

£6,248

Photography, Temporal Perception "Golden Moment #1", Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception "Golden Moment #1"

Serge Hamad

Photography - 76.2 x 101.6 x 0.3 cm Photography - 30 x 40 x 0.1 inch

£820

Photography, Jura Reloaded 2, Joëlle Cabanne

Jura Reloaded 2

Joëlle Cabanne

Photography - 40 x 53.3 cm Photography - 15.7 x 21 inch

£1,056

Photography, Ettrick Shepherd, Douglas Gordon

Ettrick Shepherd

Douglas Gordon

Photography - 51.8 x 40.5 x 0.2 cm Photography - 20.4 x 15.9 x 0.1 inch

£1,980

Photography, The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series, Anna Levesh

The girl from Seville #4 - Slices of Life Series

Anna Levesh

Photography - 100 x 75 cm Photography - 39.4 x 29.5 inch

£783

Photography, Insitu, Muriel Deumie

Insitu

Muriel Deumie

Photography - 30 x 63 x 1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch

£246

Photography, West of the way, Justin Pumfrey

West of the way

Justin Pumfrey

Photography - 101 x 76 x 0.001 cm Photography - 39.8 x 29.9 x 0 inch

£1,755

Photography, Tulipe, Arelys Photos

Tulipe

Arelys Photos

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.3 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£431

Photography, Hollow I, Astrid Krehan

Hollow I

Astrid Krehan

Photography - 105 x 80 x 1 cm Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch

£3,520

Photography, Myriade-RGB_2024_0010, Myriad-RGB

Myriade-RGB_2024_0010

Myriad-RGB

Photography - 60 x 80 x 0.3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

£422

Photography, Behind God’s Back, László Moholy-Nagy

Behind God’s Back

László Moholy-Nagy

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 cm Photography - 30 x 20 inch

£695

Photography, Recordings IV, Javier Rey

Recordings IV

Javier Rey

Photography - 80 x 46 x 0.1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 18.1 x 0 inch

£1,065

Photography, Mediodía, Gisela Gaffoglio

Mediodía

Gisela Gaffoglio

Photography - x cm Photography - 0 x 0 inch

£792

Photography, Twisted Branch, Jan Gordon

Twisted Branch

Jan Gordon

Photography - 76.2 x 76.2 x 0.4 cm Photography - 30 x 30 x 0.15 inch

£779

Photography, Bomdok, Georges Rousse

Bomdok

Georges Rousse

Photography - 61 x 76 cm Photography - 24 x 29.9 inch

£1,628

Photography, Entre Vous & Nous, Jean-Claude Byandb

Entre Vous & Nous

Jean-Claude Byandb

Photography - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£537

Photography, Station 6, Aline Isoard

Station 6

Aline Isoard

Photography - 60 x 60 cm Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

£968

Photography, Stronger, Richard Gaylon

Stronger

Richard Gaylon

Photography - 114.3 x 76.2 x 0.254 cm Photography - 45 x 30 x 0.1 inch

£2,473

Photography, Contemplation, Laurence Winram

Contemplation

Laurence Winram

Photography - 84.1 x 59.4 x 0.2 cm Photography - 33.1 x 23.4 x 0.1 inch

£480

Photography, Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie, Claire Giraudeau

Urbain brutalisme - Digital Art digigraphie

Claire Giraudeau

Photography - 40 x 30 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 inch

£132

Photography, Coquelicot flottant, Léa Dedieu

Coquelicot flottant

Léa Dedieu

Photography - 60 x 45 x 3 cm Photography - 23.6 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch

£836

Photography, Close to nothing (Pink), Sophie Derrick

Close to nothing (Pink)

Sophie Derrick

Photography - 42 x 30 x 8 cm Photography - 16.5 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch

£1,200

Photography, Codes esthétiques 0373, Konstantin Kornakov

Codes esthétiques 0373

Konstantin Kornakov

Photography - 60 x 45 cm Photography - 23.6 x 17.7 inch

£616

Photography, De Chlore et de Rosé, Christopher Barraja

De Chlore et de Rosé

Christopher Barraja

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

£1,056

Photography, Colors Of Africa: Kyalami 1979, Nils Eichberg

Colors Of Africa: Kyalami 1979

Nils Eichberg

Photography - 50 x 50 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 inch

£1,012

Photography, Matière avec ligne jaune, Yves Bordes Lapeyre

Matière avec ligne jaune

Yves Bordes Lapeyre

Photography - 80 x 80 x 0.5 cm Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch

£783

Photography, Invitation, Priska Walliman

Invitation

Priska Walliman

Photography - 90 x 90 x 0.4 cm Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch

£1,320

Photography, Colombes A, Corinne Cavillac

Colombes A

Corinne Cavillac

Photography - 150 x 100 cm Photography - 59.1 x 39.4 inch

£1,584

Photography, On the merry go round I, Adam Regan

On the merry go round I

Adam Regan

Photography - 50 x 74.9 x 0.3 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

£507

Photography, Magenta, Christian Lefevre

Magenta

Christian Lefevre

Photography - 75 x 100 x 0.3 cm Photography - 29.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

£827

Photography, Urban blur VII, Sven Pfrommer

Urban blur VII

Sven Pfrommer

Photography - 100 x 100 x 3 cm Photography - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

£1,663

Photography, Cloud Gate Sculpture, Millenium, Michael K. Yamaoka

Cloud Gate Sculpture, Millenium

Michael K. Yamaoka

Photography - 91.4 x 61 x 0.1 cm Photography - 36 x 24 x 0.04 inch

£3,278

Photography, L'horizon des événements N°3, Leah Desmousseaux

L'horizon des événements N°3

Leah Desmousseaux

Photography - 36 x 55 cm Photography - 14.2 x 21.7 inch

£528

Photography, Deterritorialisation 4, David Agius

Deterritorialisation 4

David Agius

Photography - 66 x 100 x 3 cm Photography - 26 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch

£968

Photography, Mies Unfolded, Marie-jeanne Hoffner

Mies Unfolded

Marie-jeanne Hoffner

Photography - 200 x 132 cm Photography - 78.7 x 52 inch

£528

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 02, Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 02

Seb Janiak

Photography - 110 x 110 cm Photography - 43.3 x 43.3 inch

£4,400

Photography, Megan's Demons, Joey Tranchina

Megan's Demons

Joey Tranchina

Photography - 100 x 150 x 0.1 cm Photography - 39.4 x 59.1 x 0 inch

£2,200

Photography, Stone Series 1, GK Austin II

Stone Series 1

GK Austin II

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm Photography - 30 x 20 x 1 inch

£3,114

Photography, Essential Workers, Michael Alan

Essential Workers

Michael Alan

Photography - 27.9 x 35.6 x 0.1 cm Photography - 11 x 14 x 0.04 inch

£2,295

Photography, Untitled II, Sébastien Castillo

Untitled II

Sébastien Castillo

Photography - 40 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

£475

Photography, I think the cops traced it back to grimsby. (6), Vianca Reinig

I think the cops traced it back to grimsby. (6)

Vianca Reinig

Photography - 150 x 120 cm Photography - 59.1 x 47.2 inch

£3,520

Photography, Untitled 109, Richard Caldicott

Untitled 109

Richard Caldicott

Photography - 36 x 28 cm Photography - 14.2 x 11 inch

£1,000

Photography, Photo 111103.4, Gottfried Jäger

Photo 111103.4

Gottfried Jäger

Photography - 50 x 50 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch

£5,720

Photography, Autumn - Tribute to Mark Rothko, Didier de Radiguès

Autumn - Tribute to Mark Rothko

Didier de Radiguès

Photography - 140 x 200 x 5 cm Photography - 55.1 x 78.7 x 2 inch

£4,224

Photography, Sans titre, Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Sans titre

Patrick Chappert-Gaujal

Photography - 94 x 74 x 0.2 cm Photography - 37 x 29.1 x 0.1 inch

£1,496

Photography, Japan, Dominic Harris

Japan

Dominic Harris

Photography - 51 x 110 x 1 cm Photography - 20.1 x 43.3 x 0.4 inch

£1,800

Photography, Belly's Pollens, Damien De Bellis

Belly's Pollens

Damien De Bellis

Photography - 70 x 70 cm Photography - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

£202

Photography, De sable et d'eau, Dominique Leroy

De sable et d'eau

Dominique Leroy

Photography - 90 x 60 x 2 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

£1,232

Photography, Blue Madonna 01, Nathalie Auzepy

Blue Madonna 01

Nathalie Auzepy

Photography - 120 x 80 x 2 cm Photography - 47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

£3,960

Photography, Cyclogramme, Andreas Müller-Pohle

Cyclogramme

Andreas Müller-Pohle

Photography - 80 x 60 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 inch

£7,040

Photography, Chain of Events #1, David Lynch

Chain of Events #1

David Lynch

Photography - 64 x 84 cm Photography - 25.2 x 33.1 inch

£8,799

Photography, Hanami #3, Marcel Antelo

Hanami #3

Marcel Antelo

Photography - 70 x 100 cm Photography - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

£1,628

Photography, Labirintus, Alexandra Haasz

Labirintus

Alexandra Haasz

Photography - 60 x 60 cm Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

£1,430

Photography, OXA8D43D03, Eric Petr

OXA8D43D03

Eric Petr

Photography - 18 x 18 x 0.1 cm Photography - 7.1 x 7.1 x 0 inch

£414

Photography, Abstraction désertique - Photographie désert du Néguev, Israël, Danielle Aspis

Abstraction désertique - Photographie désert du Néguev, Israël

Danielle Aspis

Photography - 36 x 64 x 0.1 cm Photography - 14.2 x 25.2 x 0 inch

£990

Photography, 17 03 27 005, Pierre Jalby

17 03 27 005

Pierre Jalby

Photography - 120 x 90 x 4 cm Photography - 47.2 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch

£3,520

Photography, Pas, Hervé Pezzini

Pas

Hervé Pezzini

Photography - 50 x 75 x 1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch

£392

Photography, Cubique, Marie-Fa Lazzari

Cubique

Marie-Fa Lazzari

Photography - 48 x 33 cm Photography - 18.9 x 13 inch

£330

Photography, Orbe, Alzbeta Wolfová

Orbe

Alzbeta Wolfová

Photography - 133 x 111 x 1 cm Photography - 52.4 x 43.7 x 0.4 inch

£1,584

Photography, Structure, Fei Wang

Structure

Fei Wang

Photography - 60 x 45 x 1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch

£1,056

Photography, Cell, Olivier Attar (Attoli)

Cell

Olivier Attar (Attoli)

Photography - 40 x 60 x 0.1 cm Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£598

Photography, Drift 16, Rowan Daly

Drift 16

Rowan Daly

Photography - 76.2 x 50.8 x 0.3 cm Photography - 30 x 20 x 0.1 inch

£1,557

Photography, Féraud 1970 Black Sculpture Abstraction, Albert Féraud

Féraud 1970 Black Sculpture Abstraction

Albert Féraud

Photography - 40 x 28 cm Photography - 15.7 x 11 inch

£1,672

Photography, Chaos - 02, Sandra Gonçalves

Chaos - 02

Sandra Gonçalves

Photography - 50 x 70 cm Photography - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

£748

Photography, Tether, Hélène Hubert

Tether

Hélène Hubert

Photography - 90 x 60 cm Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch

£924

Photography, Gina (Butts and crotches), Nagsoul

Gina (Butts and crotches)

Nagsoul

Photography - 60 x 40 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 inch

£343

Abstract Photography for Sale

Abstract photography, also sometimes known as experimental photography, is the art of creating a visual effect with an image that has no immediate attachment to reality, by using processes like focusing, framing, or retouching and editing the photograph in post-processing. For example, an abstract picture can sometimes isolate a fragment of an ordinary image to remove it from its original context and give it a surrealist edge. It can also involve playing with blurring, shadows or lighting, textures or unexpected forms. The image is often created with traditional photographic material (analog or digital cameras, dark room, computer). However, artists can also manipulate and alter the film in order to achieve the desired effect.

The first images known as “abstract photographs" appeared shortly after the invention of photography in the 1830s. In 1842, John William Draper created a new type of images with a spectroscope. This machine dispersed light beams and produced a phenomenon that was previously invisible to the eye. The negatives he produced had nothing in common with the works of other photographers, and they opened the way for innovative photographic works. Draper perceived these images as a scientific discovery, not as artworks, but today his method is widely acclaimed by critics for its inherent originality.

In England, Anna Atkins was also a pioneer of abstract photography; she was the first one to place dry algae on cyanotype paper. This scientific experiment improved photographic techniques by creating unique blue and white images. Moreover, the discovery of X-ray and radioactivity in 1896 provoked a fascination for the invisible and many photographers were immediately drawn to these phenomena. French photographer Louis Darget attempted to capture mental processes by pressing unexposed plates to the foreheads of his and trying to get them to project images from their minds onto the plates. He carried out thousands of similar experiments.

It was only during the 20th century that abstract photography truly became recognised as an artistic practice. Surrealism and cubism started replacing impressionism, especially after the Salon d'Automne in 1903 in Paris. This event highlighted new talents like Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp… Ten years later, in New York, Wassily Kandinsky, Mondrian, Braque and Delaunay shocked audiences. The freedom coming from abstract art inspired some of the greatest photographers to break the rules.

Erwin Quedenfeldt exhibited the first abstract photographs in Cologne in 1914. From 1920 to 1930, Europe became the epicenters of conceptual photography with artists such as Jaroslav Rossler, Josef Sudeck, and Rössler exploring abstraction.

Post-processing became more central to photographic works in the 60s and the 70s, with artists like Josef Newman. Eventually, the growing popularity of computers in the 90s and the 2000s opened up infinite possibilities for creating original work. Some contemporary photographers like Peter Klasen, Dominic Harris, or Nicolas Dubreuille combine photography with other mediums.

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What is considered abstract photography?

Abstract photography refers to images created using photography equipment that do not directly represent the real visual world as we see it. Abstract photographers use different techniques to manipulate the image captured by the camera. 

What makes good abstract photography?

There are different factors in what makes a good abstract photograph, including composition, color, tone, lighting and mystery. 

What are the different types of abstract photography?

There are many different ways to produce an abstract photograph. Techniques can include moving the camera during exposure, playing with light and reflections, using different angles, and experimenting with production techniques.