My Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) work has been expanding in both scope and results this past month. I’ve been taking heavy inspiration from Monet and Turner (as always), with a little J.E.H. MacDonald mixed in. More recent artists such as Valda Bailey, Chris Friel and Andy Gray have helped in shaping my vision as well. Utilizing double exposures, light leaks and fogged lenses is not uncommon for me now and has also played a large role in the artwork that I’m now creating.
But inspiration can only go so far. Learning about techniques can bring you to a certain level, then you just have to try (and fail) and try again. A lot of this is trial and error. I think it will always be that way. But as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, creating this type of imagery really does some thing to me and I will continue to push and see where this takes me. The next step will be to get some prints made of this work so I can really see what I’ve created. Looking at images on a computer monitor is one thing; finishing a piece of artwork by printing it out to hold in your hands is an different experience entirely.