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AN ABSTRACT PROCESS Kevin Eatinger

Kevin Eatinger is an architectural, advertising and fine art photographer residing in Chicago, Illinois. For more information email: keeatin77@gmail.com


AN ABSTRACT PROCESS Kevin Eatinger

Kevin Eatinger is an architectural, advertising and fine art photographer residing in Chicago, Illinois. For more information email: keeatin77@gmail.com


An Abstract Process (work

in progress)

Š2010 Kevin Eatinger All Rights Reserved. All photography and imagery are property of Kevin Eatinger. The book author retains sole copyright to his contributions to this book. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from the author Kevin Eatinger. Book design by Kevin Eatinger. All photography and post-production by Kevin Eatinger. Email: KEEatin77@gmail.com

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Sometimes things are what They seem above and below

their surfaces. We have grown accus-

tomed to filling in the blanks with our minds

eye interpreting with a bored yawn . Like connecting the dots and maintaining ordered strata. But what exists inside the box after we have convinced ourselves we’ve jumped out

of it searching for a freestyle way of seeing or thinking? Have all the dimensions inside a chosen box been fully explored to our satisfaction? can we still

elicit more perspectives from within logical parameters or will constraints prevail to order predetermined doses of linear thought? These are questions I visually want to twist open and see

if I can persuade, or perhaps, coax out into illumination. Many single thoughts connected by neural transmission happen together in a split second. Those thoughts are then filtered in our mind so our conversations and

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views become easily translatable to the group of people we end up talking to at some social event (barring an alcoholic adventure

discussing the relevance of the who kicking Tom petty’s ass and these stupid jukeboxes don’t play any decent rock anymore...). Now what if we think and see our surroundings with the filter changed? Take the series of thoughts you’d have when noticing where you are. Absorb spacially and mentally what exists in front, behind and above you. Then bring all these together in your minds eye, only now don’t fill in the blanks with what you expect something to be... view the scene as if you were projecting one perspective on top of another and another. Transcend old perspectives, see abstract as a completed equation.


In this book of abstract imagery I am looking for answers to any number of equations. I am exploring lines, shapes, textures, colors, lights and shadows and how to re-relate them back together into the unfamiliar familiar.

I believe there is no strict correct answer. everyone’s response and emotion to each of these images will be very much a subjective matter. Responses that could be totally unfamiliar to me.

I’m sure that Some of the images presented here will be viewed as drivel and crap. while some other photographic abstracts in these pages could take a viewer back to

a time and memory untouched and significant. My work here is meant to embrace abstraction and pause unsurely in front of it. I made this in my likeness,

now I want the creation to grow legs and become a paradigm of my vision, interpreted in a carnival mirror.

A main goal of mine was to explore. Though not just that, I desired to create. I engaged my passion

for the photographic medium. I tried to let loose all of what I’ve absorbed

over the years of pilgrimage to the art institute. from all the

early art classes, and drawings on notebook paper, to

how other artists have taught me to see and

express. It is time for me to interpret

an abstract process. This book is dedicated to Vernita and the abstract process of life with me.

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An Abstract Process  

Digital photographic works exploring abstract interpretations of architecture and commonplace environments.