“You could not step twice into the same river.”
I’ve always been drawn to abstract and surreal visual art.
The distorted images seem more real than the actual objects they represent. I’ve always wanted to created something like that, but working with a camera I wasn’t sure how to pull it off.
Last year I was on Jekyll Island playing around with my Nikon at the pier and my father showed me a trick using long exposure. He shifted the camera slightly to make a ripple effect. Not being much of a photographer, this was news to me and I started experimenting with it.
This has been become the way I shoot photos now. I paint with the lens.
I really enjoy using this technique because every photo is unique. It is like a Jackson Pollack painting, but using the environment around you. Every place you go suddenly becomes new again.
Yesterday I was took this photo:
With a few camera shakes it became this:
The best thing about art is once something becomes stale you can change it. It is never boring because it is never the same.