Artist Statement

Artist Statement

When asked about the types of brushes and paints used in the creation of his art, those inquiring are often surprise when told the camera is the brush, the screens the canvas, and anything visible (through the lens of the camera) becomes the paint.

Upon discovering abstract photography, BMJ has been on a journey to "perfect" his technique, combining ICM with various shutter speed and photo editing explorations. And while immersed in his explorations, the artist has discovered several other forms of abstract photography, and now the possiblities appear boundless.

With a primary focus on using today's modern technology, BMJ is currently wielding only his iPhone. This form of photography is called iPhoneography, or in this case, Abstract iPhoneography.

Moreover, most are amazed to learn the artist does not use brushes, textures, blurs, distortions, or image overlays in the creation of his work.

Most of BMJ's work does not reference recognizable forms. Therefore, the results are deconstructed to the point where meaning shifts and interpretation takes hold. By creating abstract views of concrete objects, the artist morphs reality, producing powerful images that become personal to the viewer, allowing one to experience a unique perspective of the world in which we live.

When asked about the types of brushes and paints used in the creation of his art, those inquiring are often surprise when told the camera is the brush, the screens the canvas, and anything visible (through the lens of the camera) becomes the paint.

Upon discovering abstract photography, BMJ has been on a journey to "perfect" his technique, combining ICM with various shutter speed and photo editing explorations. And while immersed in his explorations, the artist has discovered several other forms of abstract photography, and now the possiblities appear boundless.

With a primary focus on using today's modern technology, BMJ is currently wielding only his iPhone. This form of photography is called iPhoneography, or in this case, Abstract iPhoneography.

Moreover, most are amazed to learn the artist does not use brushes, textures, blurs, distortions, or image overlays in the creation of his work.

Most of BMJ's work does not reference recognizable forms. Therefore, the results are deconstructed to the point where meaning shifts and interpretation takes hold. By creating abstract views of concrete objects, the artist morphs reality, producing powerful images that become personal to the viewer, allowing one to experience a unique perspective of the world in which we live.

Artist Biography

Artist Biography

Born in California in the 1970s, the artist BMJ spent his childhood continuously on the move. When the time came to live on his own, he headed off to college in hopes of becoming an artist (inspired by other artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem de Kooning) and left college a designer.

Even after twenty-plus successful years as a designer, the desire to pursue art never faded. Then, after a significant life event, a hobby was suggested as a coping mechanism. A few months later, the artist stumbled upon abstract photography while unknowingly taking a picture when his phone was in motion.

A "happy accident," that's what he calls his first abstract photograph. The blurred and chaotic result of the capture brought a sense of familiarity and comfort to the artist, and thus began his journey into abstract photography.

Born in California in the 1970s, the artist BMJ spent his childhood continuously on the move. When the time came to live on his own, he headed off to college in hopes of becoming an artist (inspired by other artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem de Kooning) and left college a designer.

Even after twenty-plus successful years as a designer, the desire to pursue art never faded. Then, after a significant life event, a hobby was suggested as a coping mechanism. A few months later, the artist stumbled upon abstract photography when unknowingly taking a picture while his phone was in motion.

A "happy accident," that's what he calls his first abstract photograph. The blurred and chaotic results of the image brought a sense of peace and understanding to the artist and thus began his journey into abstract photography.

Born in California in the 1970s, the artist BMJ spent his childhood continuously on the move. When the time came to live on his own, he headed off to college in hopes of becoming an artist (inspired by other artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem de Kooning) and left college a designer.

Even after twenty-plus successful years as a designer, the desire to pursue art never faded. Then, after a significant life event, a hobby was suggested as a coping mechanism. A few months later, the artist stumbled upon abstract photography when unknowingly taking a picture while his phone was in motion.

A "happy accident," that's what he calls his first abstract photograph. The blurred and chaotic results of the image brought a sense of peace and understanding to the artist and thus began his journey into abstract photography.

Born in California in the 1970s, the artist BMJ spent his childhood continuously on the move. When the time came to live on his own, he headed off to college in hopes of becoming an artist (inspired by other artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, and Willem de Kooning) and left college a designer.

Even after twenty-plus successful years as a designer, the desire to pursue art never faded. Then, after a significant life event, a hobby was suggested as a coping mechanism. A few months later, the artist stumbled upon abstract photography while unknowingly taking a picture when his phone was in motion.

A "happy accident," that's what he calls his first abstract photograph. The blurred and chaotic result of the capture brought a sense of familiarity and comfort to the artist, and thus began his journey into abstract photography.

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