Almost everyone who walks into my gallery ends up asking - how did you do that? A lot of people think I am using artificial intelligence or digital rendering processes to generate my unusual images. But that is not the case at all. Every single image presented in my galleries is wholly the function of moving the camera while making an exposure of a stationary image.
ICM is short for Intentional Camera Movement. It is the art of interpreting a scene through specific camera movements while making an exposure that enhances the lines and flow of subject matter within that scene. ICM photographs are generally long exposures of anywhere from 1 to 5 seconds. The easiest way to think about it is using the camera as a paintbrush, and through specific movements, to paint an image onto the camera's sensor.
What constantly amazes me about ICM is how just small changes in camera movement can have such a dramatic impact on the final image. Just a little more of a circular movement to the left, or a quick jerk in a downward movement can suddenly transform an image of a flowing waterfall into a woman sweeping a room with two brooms.
Because ICM is so unpredictable, the constant challenge for the artist is how to control it to achieve desired results. It is by no means a random process and as I progress toward the creation of a final image, I will continue to introduce and remove small adjustments in the camera flow to get to where I want to be with an image.