An urban abstract is an image that’s removed from the context of its surroundings, focusing on part of something rather than the subject as a whole. This doesn’t mean your subject has to be unrecognisable, although sometimes it will be. As our expert judge Lucy Shires shows, the key is to emphasise something in an urban environment that you may not have otherwise noticed.
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