Architecture and Abstraction explores architectural lines, symmetry, and textures. The images are primarily black and white. Some, however, have regions of red to produce an intriguing and striking black/white/red scheme, similar to that found in aposematism, i.e., a warning coloration used by some living species. Many images feature symmetry. In asymmetrical images, some elements are encouraged to begin and end in the corners—as though a complete story is being told. At other times, the discrete shapes have dissolved into something amorphous and abstract, leaving ambiguous impressions behind.
Gary E. Karcz’s photography interest began when he was a young teenager. At that time, he took photos for his school’s yearbook and his city’s newspaper. This interest persisted through his different jobs: retail sales, construction, IT support, and an educator. He now devotes more time to photography, as an art form, primarily focusing on architecture and architectural abstractions.