I have always emphasized the compositional elements in my photography. However, I am irked when this type of form-focused photography is called “abstract.” First, most of what is called “abstract photography” attains its formal quality through close-up and simplification. I try to do the opposite: create a striking formal image with a wider field-of-view and many individual elements. I often incorporate reflections and shadows of objects outside the frame to suggest an entire 3D environment to the viewer. Secondly, I take opposition with the term “abstract” when it is applied to my photography since it is supremely important to me that the subject is pretty much just as it appeared in nature.