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

$951

Photography, Reminiscence - 11, Ralouka Montesi

Reminiscence - 11

Ralouka Montesi

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

$1,046

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

$2,000

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

$3,540

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

$4,474

Photography, A cold cliff, Nino Alavidze

A cold cliff

Nino Alavidze

Photography - 30 x 45 x 3 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 1.2 inch

$559

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

$1,589

Photography, Fragile 001, Johana Trayanova

Fragile 001

Johana Trayanova

Photography - 18 x 17.5 x 0.1 cm Photography - 7.1 x 6.9 x 0 inch

$828

Photography, Sails, Thomas Kaminsky

Sails

Thomas Kaminsky

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

$548

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

$2,125

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

$5,428

Photography, Hong Kong, Tony Soulié

Hong Kong

Tony Soulié

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

$5,548

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

$1,678

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

$5,500

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

$3,244

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

$828

Photography, Reflexions, Ana Zegheanu

Reflexions

Ana Zegheanu

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

$179

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

$1,678

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

$2,013

Photography, Femmes, Grégory Valentin

Femmes

Grégory Valentin

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

$5,928

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

$1,510

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

$1,790

Photography, Blue, Daniel Holfeld

Blue

Daniel Holfeld

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

$2,013

Photography, Orchidée, Aurélie Trabaud

Orchidée

Aurélie Trabaud

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

$391

Photography, Untitled, Anja Schwörer

Untitled

Anja Schwörer

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

$559

Photography, untitled, Vanessa Henn

untitled

Vanessa Henn

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

$671

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

$682

Photography, Fractal, Sodoma X

Fractal

Sodoma X

Photography - 55.5 x 74 x 1 cm Photography - 21.9 x 29.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,901

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

$1,118

Photography, Calavera, Jesse Willems

Calavera

Jesse Willems

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

$7,941

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

$1,000

Photography, Jura Reloaded 2, Joëlle Cabanne

Jura Reloaded 2

Joëlle Cabanne

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

$1,342

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

$2,517

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

$995

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

$2,231

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

$548

Photography, The Mane, Eric Sanger Monteros

The Mane

Eric Sanger Monteros

Photography - 51 x 90 x 2 cm Photography - 20.1 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,915

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

$4,474

Photography, Voile d'Or, Jean-Robert Franco

Voile d'Or

Jean-Robert Franco

Photography - 80 x 60 x 1 cm Photography - 31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,678

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

$537

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

$920

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

$1,300

Photography, Mediodía, Gisela Gaffoglio

Mediodía

Gisela Gaffoglio

Photography - x cm Photography - 0 x 0 inch

$1,007

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

$950

Photography, Bomdok, Georges Rousse

Bomdok

Georges Rousse

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

$2,069

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

$682

Photography, Station 6, Aline Isoard

Station 6

Aline Isoard

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

$1,230

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

$3,143

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

$636

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

$168

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

$1,063

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

$1,589

Photography, Codes esthétiques 0373, Konstantin Kornakov

Codes esthétiques 0373

Konstantin Kornakov

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

$783

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

$1,342

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

$1,286

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

$995

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

$1,678

Photography, Colombes A, Corinne Cavillac

Colombes A

Corinne Cavillac

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

$2,013

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

$619

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

$1,051

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

$2,114

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

$4,000

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

$671

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

$1,230

Photography, Mies Unfolded, Marie-jeanne Hoffner

Mies Unfolded

Marie-jeanne Hoffner

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

$671

Photography, Magnetic Radiation 02, Seb Janiak

Magnetic Radiation 02

Seb Janiak

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

$5,826

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

$2,796

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

$3,800

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

$2,800

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

$604

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

$4,474

Photography, Untitled 109, Richard Caldicott

Untitled 109

Richard Caldicott

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

$1,324

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

$7,270

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

$5,369

Photography, United for Hope, Sylvia Fournier

United for Hope

Sylvia Fournier

Photography - 30 x 45 x 1 cm Photography - 11.8 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch

$358

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

$1,901

Photography, Japan, Dominic Harris

Japan

Dominic Harris

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

$2,383

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

$257

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

$1,566

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

$5,033

Photography, Cyclogramme, Andreas Müller-Pohle

Cyclogramme

Andreas Müller-Pohle

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

$8,948

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

$11,185

Photography, Hanami #3, Marcel Antelo

Hanami #3

Marcel Antelo

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

$2,069

Photography, Labirintus, Alexandra Haasz

Labirintus

Alexandra Haasz

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

$1,817

Photography, OXA8D43D03, Eric Petr

OXA8D43D03

Eric Petr

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

$526

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

$1,258

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

$4,474

Photography, Pas, Hervé Pezzini

Pas

Hervé Pezzini

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

$498

Photography, Cubique, Marie-Fa Lazzari

Cubique

Marie-Fa Lazzari

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

$419

Photography, Orbe, Alzbeta Wolfová

Orbe

Alzbeta Wolfová

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

$2,013

Photography, Structure, Fei Wang

Structure

Fei Wang

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

$1,342

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

$761

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

$1,900

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.