one-sixth of a second
Photographer and film maker Elliott Erwitt once said of photography: "I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
Motion blurring is not something we experience in our everyday vision. It's created by the camera's technology. When we look at motion blur in a photograph we are presented with a different way of seeing.
Street photography can be fascinating. I think it's because we are naturally nosy. We want to stare, to absorb the details and imagine the facts. But on the street, we only get a glimpse. We don't have permission to stare. The great thing about a street photograph is that we have permission to stare. Motion blur removes some of the detail we seek. It's as if our permission to stare only enables us to examine what we might have perceived in a quick glance.
Half of these images are single exposures. In the other half I have created a time-collage by combining two or more images from a single tripod-mounted sequence.
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