ICM (Motion)

Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) is a technique that combines slow shutter speeds while intentionally moving the camera during the exposure.  A painterly effect is created by blurring the elements in the image.  The photographer is literally painting with light which is exactly what “photography” translates to.

I first began employing the technique on a trip home from Fort Worth.  My wife was driving at the time and I began using an app on my iPhone called ProCam that had a slow shutter mode and captured images in front of me through the windshield as the world was passing by.  I often refer to these images as motion studies.

ICM is another form of abstraction that reveals a world to my viewers that is invisible to us and can be very otherworldly.

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