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
Land levels ... rising? By focusing on a strange natural phenomenon in Alaska, this beautiful and thoughtful series shows how nature always proves more complex than our simplified, politicized understandings of it.
An intimate family album documents the freedoms of childhood among six siblings "at the edge of the world" in rural France — this time in color.
LensCulture presents an in-depth visual report of the intense but short civil uprising in Kiev that toppled the government within a few days — 87 color photographs by award-winning photojournalist Alfred Yaghobzadeh. This is the first in a 2-part photo-essay.