As smartphones dictate that everyone is a photographer, Dede sees photography as a tool “to see”. The flatness inherent in photography poses great abstraction to depth perception. Horizon lines anchor a composition, and color gradation gives value and dimentionality. Dede is interested in how photography relates to abstract painting through these lenses, and utilizes the experiences of shooting, cropping, editing, and filters to highlight or emphasize an area that can focus a viewers attention, and move it across the image plane.