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Blurred Impact

by Bethany McCamish

The ability to see is what allows one to process and perceive visual information. Abstracting and blurring the urban environment and natural surroundings that I photograph allows one to then see and therefore perceive the environment in a non-literal way.

Abstraction in my work is a result of the way things are represented; yet they are still things, in a place. The only edges that bring clarity are the borders of the photograph on the paper, creating a rectangular frame for the slur of information to interact. The picture lacks focus in an endeavor to present a different perception of the world.

>> View more of Bethany’s abstract images on BethanyMcCamish.com

Bethany McCamish will speak on Blurred Impact at TEDxMarylhurstU on February 18, 2016. She is currently teaching English in the Vancouver Public School District at Hudson’s Bay High School. She holds an M.A. in Teaching from Concordia University College of Education and a B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in photography from Marylhurst University.