Over the last two years I have been exploring the ability of Multiple Exposure and Intentional Camera Movement photography to convey my emotional landscape and the photo that illustrates this post above is my favourite from this week’s experiments. I’ll explain.
Recent government advice in the UK to cope with Covid-19 has varied by country. I live in Wales and the guidance here has been more cautious than in England. This discrepancy has caused some confusion, probably because much of our media is anglo-centric. People have started being more expansive in their behaviour, but meanwhile those like me who are shielding are still advised to stay in as much as possible. This has caused conflicting feelings in my locked down mind. Primarily the desire to do more, to socialise and see my friends in a ‘normal’ manner, versus the need to continue shielding. My photo intends to convey these conflicting emotions. Does it work for you?
The photo was created in camera using Multiple Exposure (ME), dark mode and there are three exposures each taken on a 1 sec shutter speed with some small intentional camera movement (ICM). If you are interested in learning more about these techniques in a short online course do click on the link above.
If you would like to see a small collection of my recent ME and ICM experiments click here.