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
"Sometimes photography without context is enough — sometimes the lack of context gives depth to the picture, a resonance, gives us space to examine the banality of the subject and its inherent beauty."
A fun and quirky visual homage to love/hate relationships with old cars and their need for constant repair and upkeep.
Insights into the personal and professional opinions of four of the jurors who will help decide this year's LensCulture Exposure Award winners and finalists — words of wisdom and advice that are useful to any serious photographer!