Abstract Photography

These are photographs taken ‘in camera’ as a single exposure. They are created using a slow shutter speed and intentional movement — hence the name Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). The idea is to allow the subject to reveal itself to us on a more soulful level – not as ordinary representation. In Hawaiian, the word is naka – which is the inner vibrational state that every living thing possesses. I aim to give the subjects a chance to show us more of who they truly are. This work communes with plants and flowers.

I’m not just looking for a fuzzy image – rather, I am looking for a composition and a statement that express both the dynamic and receptive energy of the subject. I am especially in search of depth — as the idea is to go beyond the surface, beyond the superficial or familiar understanding to something more intimate and complex.