The thing about art is that it occurs naturally, like liquid. Creation is a process, and if you think your product is ever really “finished,” then you’re not doing it right – there are still endless places where liquid can flow.
Another thing about art is that so often ideas come before we have the words for them. Before we learned the technical term for it, we stumbled upon ICM, or, “intentional camera movement.” When daylight was fading on a beach in Maui, we found that the longer exposure necessary to compensate allowed for beautifully dream-like photographs of others walking along the beach.
Basically, this technique involves long exposure, tricky light management, and moving the camera to capture somewhat of a “trail” or passage of the objects across the lens.
ICM is similar to painting in that we manipulate the tool in order to manifest a certain image. The photographer has a different kind of creative freedom with ICM, and the result is often a ghostly representation of foggy lines and clouded, paint-like images. ICM work can appear as though it’s in constant motion. (ICM…in constant motion…see what we did there?!)