The Motion Blur series originates from my observation
that landscapes take on a much different quality when observed from a
car going 80 mph vs. from a stationary position. Motion blends the elements
of a scene horizontally, creating a minimalist composition.
In Motion Blur, instead of taking pictures from a fast-moving car, I artificially introduce motion to a still scene by moving the camera in a linear manner during a prolonged exposure. In this process, the scene plays the role of the brush and the film plays the role of the canvas. The camera motion "paints" the scene onto the film.
While most photography attempts to "stop" time with fast shutter speeds and tripods, Motion Blur instead takes a still image and introduces a velocity vector. Rather than stop time Motion Blur "stretches" it. The resulting images imply a transience of physical objects — mountain peaks vanish and trees vibrate and soar.
— Alfred Tom
Martyrs is an interesting concept — "What would you give your life for? That's a huge question, and that's something that most of us don't have to face every day." Video artist Bill Viola talks about his current 4-screen video installation in London's Saint Paul's Cathedral.
A series of photographs that explore one woman's relationship with her eccentric, sometimes exasperating father—who she also resembles, admires and loves.
won the European Publishers Award for Photography 2009, for his book Transsibériades.