Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

O Beautiful Electrical Box

March 8, 2014

Intentional camera movement (ICM) isn’t only for trees. This is an electrical box having something to do with the traffic lights at the corner of Mound and Orange, in Sarasota. I took it during my December long way home from farmer’s market. Again, it’s the early morning light that does the trick. As I’ve written in previous posts, I struggle to find meaning in photographs I take with ICM. Yesterday I may have begun to unravel their significance for me. The ratio of ICM keepers to discarders is very low. When an ICM photo works out for me, it’s a lovely surprise. And that’s the biggest part of why I like doing ICM. The thrill is in the process: the surprise part, the not-being-totally-in-control part that still results in something I like to look at. I’ve long admired others’ art that shows elements of spontaneity but have found it difficult or impossible to incorporate spontaneity into my own work. Until recently.

12072013 WHFM-280

4 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Love it!

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    March 8, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    • I don’t know who you are, but I appreciate your comment. Thanks.

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      March 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM

  2. Linda, I just left this comment on my Facebook page, sharing your most recent, beautiful photograph: “I love my friend Linda Grashoff’s evocative photographs. There’s always something deeper going on beneath the surface. I’ve never heard about intentional camera movement before, but I’m interested in learning more. I must get her to start a Facebook fan page so you, too, can admire her work. Or, you could just follow her blog!”

    If you would like my help in creating a fan page on Facebook, just say the word!

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    March 8, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    • Thanks, Marci, for the kind comments on your own Facebook page and here, too.

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      March 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM

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