Fluid Landscapes (ICM Series)
ⓘ Why do these photographs look blurry? Read about Intentional Camera Movement (ICM)
In Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), a camera is moved during the exposure for a creative or artistic effect. The sleight of hand or a quick intentional flick of the wrist, causes the image points to move across the recording medium, producing an apparent streaking in the resulting image. Proponents experiment both with the duration of the exposure and the direction and amount of camera movement while the shutter is open. The direction of movement of the lens has a dramatic effect on the results.
The results look deceivingly simple to achieve, but it involves much experimentation, to establish where and how to move the camera to achieve the desired effect. The camera can be moved upwards, downwards, to the right or left or away from or towards the subject while being handheld. The camera may also be turned, angled, and rapidly moved back and forth. Leading proponents of the technique include Ernst Haas, Douglas Barkey, Alexey Titarenko.