TITLE: "One-sixth of a Second"
When I look at a photograph, I like to imagine. I want you to imagine too.
These image in this series were taken in the spring and summer of 2017 on the streets of Chicago.
Street photography can be fascinating. I think it's because we are naturally nosy. We want to stare, to absorb the details and imagine the facts. In real time, on the street, we only get a glimpse of passing strangers. We don't have permission to stare. The great thing about a street photograph is that we have permission to stare.
The subjects in one-sixth of a second are motion blurred. Motion blurring removes some of the detail we seek. It's as if we have permission to stare, but only at what we might have perceived in a quick glance.
Some of the images in the series are single exposures. In the others I have created a time-collage by combining two or more images from a single tripod-mounted sequence.
Photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt once said of photography: "I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
AUTHOR: Steve Geer (United States)
I am a self-taught photographer. I live in Chicago.
I started taking commercial stock photographs in 2004, and progressed to fine art photography in 2014. Fine art photography motivates me to go the extra mile. My photographs have been published in Apogee Magazine, DODHO Magazine, Adore Noir, Monovisions Magazine, and Silvershotz Magazine. My work has received recognition in various international competitions including 2nd prize for the cityscapes category in the Fine Art Photography Awards 2015, a nomination for the cityscapes category in the Fine Art Photography Awards 2016, and a remarkable artwork award in the Siena International Photography Awards 2016.
Since October 2015 I have been represented in the Perspective Fine Art Photography Gallery in Evanston, Illinois. My work was shown in a featured photographer show at the gallery in February 2016 and a solo show in April 2017. I have also shown work in various group exhibitions in other U.S. galleries.
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