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
New discoveries! 128 contemporary photographers traveled to Paris from 40 countries to present their work at the 4th annual LensCulture FotoFest Paris international portfolio reviews. Here is an overview of all participants, with links to their websites.
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.
A photographer's poetic, personal explorations into China tread the line between fact and fiction, experience and memory, isolation and belonging.
wondered what it would feel like to be naked in the big city. So she embarked on a project of self-portraits in some unlikely public places.