Ken Abbott

PhotoPole Panoramas

Images made with a medium format camera lifted about 24’ off the ground, using a telescoping carbon fiber pole, and rotated to capture a panoramic series. I photograph the human landscape, and am drawn to small towns, rural areas, and transitional places at the edge of town.



Robert Adams writes:

“Leo Rubinfien once encouraged me by writing that I had as a photographer ‘laid form lightly on life,’ a compliment I do not always deserve but one I think Ken deserves with photographs like this. Form in a picture is justified by our experience of wholeness (coherence) in life, and if we are to be convincingly reminded by art of such experience then the shape in art has to be believably tentative, as fragile as meaning seems to be in life, as problematic even as the future is for those cottonwood shoots there on the far side of the creek.”

Because wilderness is gone…”, Art Can Help, Robert Adams, Yale University Art Gallery Press, 2017