Urban Abstract

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© Ahmer Inam
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This multi-exposure abstract photo-art was created as part of my experimentation on taking photography into different realms. This abstract composition is made up of nine different photographs of many facets of the street art sculpture "Il Grande Disco" by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

Arnaldo's sculpture is displayed in, literally, the heart of Charlotte, NC. It is an ode to industrialism. I interpreted his sculpture to reflect the heart of the city and the haphazard urban growth and development it is seeing. The original sculpture's copper-feel gave me the idea to give this image a grungy-patina. This color to me reflects money. The bricks & gear-teeth depict the infrastructure and engineering. The intersecting of these bricks and gear-teeth depict the haphazardness of this growth and development. I further pixaleted the image to depict technology (this slight pixelation is not visible in the small preview here). This way, I tried to convey the forces of money, engineering and technology that fuel this growth.

This abstract photo-art was printed in 18x24 size and is currently on display at "The Light Factory" in Charlotte, NC and will be there till September 12th. This image has also been selected by the gallery among the very few pieces that they'd like to use in their annual auction (of course with my permission). The proceeds from this auction go towards supporting their photography and film educational and outreach programs.

16 responses

  • Christopher Miles

    Christopher Miles gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    Very cool. Keep experimenting...

  • Jim Hall

    Jim Hall said (19 Jun 2008):

    It's fascinating. Unique.

  • Paulo Rojas

    Paulo Rojas (Deleted) said (19 Jun 2008):


  • jessica wright

    jessica wright gave props (22 Jun 2008):

    so gorgeous. totally love it.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (18 Jul 2008):

    Congratulations to you, wonderfully composed here! Keep up the experiementation, well done

  • Amelia (amy) Quicke

    Amelia (amy) Quicke gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Very cool and Congrats ♥

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Hey! I saw this in the blog. Really cool!

  • Wiktor Figiel

    Wiktor Figiel (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    fabulous. congratulations!!!

  • Chad Galloway

    Chad Galloway gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    Just awesome

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    keep up the great work!

  • Monica Mills

    Monica Mills said (13 Nov 2008):

    this is incredible and just what i was in the mood for looking at:)

  • Emily Simpson

    Emily Simpson gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    So cool....

  • Kismet Nakai

    Kismet Nakai gave props (20 Nov 2009):

    very cool

  • Brian Saneo

    Brian Saneo gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    Great concept. Congrats!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (17 Oct 2010):


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