portfolio : motion studies 1
see also: motion studies 2
My portfolios titled “Motion Studies” capture the environment around us during our constant travels from place to place. As we speed by, the landscape is blurred and fractured, conveying a sense of detachment and isolation. This distortion is also an apt metaphor for the emotional state of travelers: we are partially connected to and partially dissociated from our surroundings as we try to move ourselves, literally and figuratively, to a different place. The chaotic break-up of the image also alludes to the findings of quantum physics, which reminds us that objects that appear fixed and durable are filled with empty space.
I first began these portfolios in 2002-3, working with film in a traditional darkroom. The project has been ongoing since that time, and in 2005, I started working digitally. I plan to continue returning to this subject to see how it will further evolve over time.