The camera can be restrictive—limiting vision by using a particular lens, viewfinder, or screen. Snyder is interested in these limitations, pushing his images towards the “end of representation,” towards an abstraction inclusive of nature, not in place of it. Snyder’s images focus on colours and shapes within a natural scene, to allow a sense of abstraction while also keeping it grounded in reality.

 

"The world is not with us enough" 

- Denise Levertov, O Taste and See