About the Book
This book, my first publication of purely abstract works, presents a collection of over 150 of my favorite photographs made between 2003 and 2012. I made these pictures at various, and dramatically different, locations around the world.
The aim of my abstract work is to find pictures, as much or more than I create them. This immerses me in the environment and makes every situation a potential scene for making new imagery.
All the pictures are straight photographs, each made with a single capture—none are composites or blends of multiple exposures. Some images use in-camera techniques such as moving the camera during the exposure; others are long exposures of moving subjects while the camera remains stationary. Many of the pictures feature still subjects photographed just as they are, and although some photographs are made from a relatively close distance, none are true macro photography. In the end, all the pictures in this book received only minimal digital processing, such as minor contrast and color enhancement, cropping and retouching.
The photographs in this book are all available as fine art prints. I’ve also reproduced many as original mixed media by hand embellishing with acrylic paint, resulting in one-of-a-kind Limited Originals. For more information and to see more of my work, I invite you to visit www.NatCoalson.com.
I hope you enjoy seeing the world as I do.
Nathaniel Coalson is an international visual artist working in photography and mixed media. Originally from Colorado, USA and currently living in the United Kingdom, Nat has worked professionally in design, photography, digital imaging and printing since 1987. His work has been exhibited extensively, received numerous awards and is held in private and corporate collections in addition to commercial installations. He is the author of many photography-related books including Nature Photography Photo Workshop and Lightroom: Streamlining your Digital Photography Process published by Wiley. Nat is an active member of numerous art, photography and design associations, an experienced juror of photographic competitions and has written for many trade magazines and blogs. Nat Coalson Fine Art + Design specializes in providing custom fine art for interior designers and private collectors.