I’ve not been too well lately, and after a spell in hospital, and now the loss of general mobility for the foreseeable future I thought I would struggle into the garden and experiment with some Intentional Camera Movement images. I’ve taken thousands of photos of my garden flowers of the years, so these are very different, plus there’s a portrait of my youngest, who wanted to be in my photos. I present… “An experiment in ICM”.
I’ve seen some people dabble in this very strange niche genre of photography, but more recently I discovered a photographer on Instagram who only ever photographs images using ICM, and has had books published with these images (Olga Karlovak find here: https://instagram.com/olga.karlovac?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= )
Anyway, I popped out into the garden with the Fujifilm X-T3 and 15-45mm. Attached to this was my NISA ND8 filter so that I could get the shutter speed down to around a quarter of a second or so. I cropped the images down in size and added noise to get the effect I wanted. In some situations, I also used a different colour profile on them to enhance the colours.
You’re going to love it or hate it… Here we go! Click on images to see full EXIF data.
My idea is to take this into a town or city and use it for street photography. Of course, it’s also just a bit of fun, which I believe photography should be about. Is it photography? Is it art? I don’t know, but it let me get outside for 10 minutes and get some fresh air while I go through this illness.
Let me know your thoughts!
Until next time, bye bye.