Chase Alias' Show Presents: 40 Outstanding Examples of Conceptual Photography by Bill Jones


Chase Alias' Show Presents:

40 Outstanding Examples of Conceptual Photography



Conceptual photography essentially is the photographer trying to convey a message or “concept”. Usually this message is conveyed through some abstract symbolism which can be interpreted by the viewer. Even though most photographers have a specific meaning they are trying to get across, usually the image can be interpreted in many different ways.
Below are some great examples of conceptual photography to inspire you. Enjoy.

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42 Comments

  • @todayinart said:

    Great list Bill! Some really nice shots here.
  • Austin! said:

    Thanks for exposure; glad you liked the headshot.
    —Austin/highverbalfan
  • Bill Jones said:

    Your welcome! Thank you for producing such great work :)
  • Deborah Parkin said:

    Thank you for including ‘Carousel’. Some beautiful work here and feel very flattered to be amongst them :)
  • Bill Jones said:

    Thank you Deborah.
  • David D. said:

    Very nice.
  • Christian said:

    Very nice collection and truly inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing with us…
  • Jon Byous said:

    I agree with everyone above. Excellent collection.
    So much of today’ advertising is missing the conceptual element. It’s all so dry and straightforward, void of spirit, soul, and sex appeal.
    But I think we’re quickly headed back toward conceptual advertising – photography with an inherent friction and message, with a headline that adds a surprise third element. It’s an easy way to shine through the dull and go past the dim.
    You’re ahead of the wave. Thanks again.
  • Jens said:

    is this the dark side of life?
  • monty said:

    A feast for the eyes. Worth while bookmarking this and taking time to explore the sidebar Recent Articles. This can keep me entertained for quite a while.
  • kelowna photog said:

    WOW, those are amazing.
  • West Midlands Wedding Photography said:

    Some great ideas and fantastic imagery. Well Done please keep up the fantastic work.
  • mrizal said:

    great collection
  • Mario said:

    The photo with the masked man (without name) is made by George Gradinaru.
  • Bill Jones said:

    @Mario
    Thanks, updated.
  • amin said:

    THANKS. ALL THE PHOTO ARE INCREDIBLE. IT’S INSPIRED ME.
  • David J. Nightingale said:

    Thanks for including my image, it’s much appreciated.
  • guest said:

    Great stuff. You like umbrellas I take it?
  • kevin thrasher said:

    How are any of these good examples of conceptual photography. They are illustration and advertising.
  • atozero said:

    These are absolutely stunning pieces of art; several of these are now among my favorites that I have ever seen.
  • Best said:

    Very amazing! I like it
    there are great collection
  • Clara Zamith said:

    Hey there!
    Thank you for the feature! Here’s a lot of great photos and photographer, it’s really an honor be here with them!
    Thank you!
  • Bill Jones said:

    @Clara
    Thank you for shooting great shots.
  • Nasey said:

    Hey buddy..thanks :)
  • Dwayne D.C. Tucker II said:

    Concepts behind photographs always amazes me. I’m a commercial photographer this makes me smile to see you post this =]

    DT.
    Nassau,Bahamas | Miami, Florida
  • @quimbanda said:

    Congrats, fantastic!
  • Sachin Khona said:

    Wow these are incredible…
    Pure Art!
  • mitchell said:

    cool little set of works here. here is my conceptual work on flickr.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchellbrownphotography/
  • Siddharth said:

    BREATHTAKING………
  • jane said:

    I love your pictures…. Got this page while surfing on ‘conceptual photography’…
  • Bill Jones said:

    @Jane
    Thanks! Make sure and let the photographers know you appreciate them. You can click on their name or image to go to their work.
  • dana said:

    NICE. I am going to try out this type of photography!!!
  • anonymous said:

    why isn’t dorothy shoes on here???
    she is my all time fave conceptual photographer
  • Art of Concept said:

    Fantastic!!! Extraordinary creativity here!
    Being a conceptual artist, I find this post absolutely inspiring! THANKS!
  • MJ Jose said:

    Breathe taking !
  • Alison Lee Cousland said:

    Stunning collection of images that will stay in my mind for more than just a few seconds.
  • Christoph Hammann said:

    Your concept (ha!) of conceptual photogrgraphy doesn”t rhyme with the one used in art theory and art history. Go back to the Bechers and start again.
  • laura said:

    i was expecting more of conceptual art!..good job anyway
  • nashid said:

    nice selection…..but u have missed Cindy Sherman’s photographs, famous conceptual phorographer.
  • Reuben said:

    I am trully insipred
  • Mohsen Khosravi said:

    Amazing collection!
    But some of them doesn’t include enough concept!
  • sara said:

    varry verry good thanks

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