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
Hungarian photographerhas created a series of ironic portraits of modern day women. The portraits mix traditional cinematic aspects of feminine fragility and devotion, with a more cartoon-like heroic sensibility riffing on tough female images portrayed in video and computer games.
These homes of "hoarders" are overflowing with stuff that their inhabitants find difficult or impossible to throw away.
This 20th anniversary of this fringe festival in Paris promises to share many unexpected surprises and inspiration — here is a preview, with links to the full program of events.