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Untitled abstraction of a leaf by Daniel Sroka ©2010

another abstraction of that same leaf

I spent most of today working on a new photograph of the same leaf from the last two posts. (This leaf just keeps inspiring me!) This photograph offers…

Untitled abstraction of a leaf by Daniel Sroka ©2010

new abstraction of a leaf

I am continuing to work with the same leaf I started shooting last week, and it continues to bring me new surprises. I’ve been working on this specific…

Abstractions of a fallen leaf by Daniel Sroka ©2010

Variations on a theme

Every photograph I create is usually the result of many hours of exploration and experimentation. As I am work with a new subject, I will often create a…

Abstraction of a fallen leaf by Daniel Sroka

sensing what is possible

So much of macro photography is not capturing what your eyes see, but what your gut tells you should be there. When the slightest move can cause an…

bon voyage old friend

I’m a photographer, which means I have a deep love for the tools of my art. You grow quite attached to the cameras, lenses, and printers that help…

Me and Georgia O’Keeffe

This winter I visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Abstraction exhibit at the Whitney Museum. It was a wonderfully-curated show that explored her groundbreaking beginning in abstraction, and traced its…

new botanical abstracts by Daniel Sroka

new photographs added to my site

I have just added a whole bunch of new photographs to my website that I’ve been working on for the past six months. These new photographs include abstract…

the overlap between art I love to make and art I know will sell

making what you love vs what sells

The writer Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, recently reflected on how he developed his business model. He drew two circles on a piece of…

An abstraction of a gerber daisy

new photographs from this week

I’ve been trying to buckle down and focus more energy on creating new art, and I managed to do a pretty good job of it this week. I…

shut up and make art

Every once and a while I need to remind myself of something important. That the primary job of an artist is… to create art. It’s not marketing, social…

the armory show

Favorite picks from The Armory Show

I just returned from this year’s Armory Show. Wow, that place is crazy. An overwhelmingly huge warehouse of identical white cubes stuffed with art. It’s a gallery on…

a visit to my photographs

My aunt and uncle had the opportunity to visit the Miraval Resort in Tucson, where I have a number of photographs installed in the lobby of their spa….

the challenge of being a creative entrepreneur

An excellent interview with a fellow artist/ketubah designer caused me to reflect on my own transition from a full-time creative director at a large corporation to being a…

abstracts of a fading tulip

We bought some tulips over the weekend, and while they bloomed quickly, they began to fade just as fast. This photograph was an attempt to capture the flowers…

abstract of a fallen leaf

This is a new abstract I have been working on for the past couple of days. A quiet piece, contemplating the curves and forms of dried leaf from…