Up Close

An abstract, black and white, macro photograph of some strips of staples.

There’s a reason why I called this blog “Up Close And Personal”. I love macro (close up) photography. I enjoy finding objects and exploring them, looking for interesting composition.

A macro photograph of a spider.

Back to the start again for a moment. I was agoraphobic for 7 1/2 years. During this time, I quickly ran out of subjects for my growing love of photography. So, getting closer and closer was one of the few options available to me.

A macro photograph of some pins.

Through this state of affairs, I’ve found macro photography, and the general practice of viewing small things up close, very enjoyable. Whether it be insects, flowers, strange industrial looking objects or other natural wonders, I like photographing them. I’m also a fan of abstraction, creating strange macro landscapes that make you scratch your head, trying to figure it out.

A macro photograph of a ring-pull.

I hand hold the camera for most of my macro subjects, as I find it makes it easier to explore an object. This does however mean that I make a lot of “bad” photos, where the focus is off. It’s a process with lots of serendipity and one I enjoy.

A macro photograph of a daisy.

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