Deceiving and overcoming fear: staying at home in COVID-19 times.

We should not be afraid to create experiments in life and in photography.

Photography with the camera in motion while the objects (or objects) are stationary is a fun and therapeutic thing, as photographer Julie Mciver says in a very interesting publication ( -mciver /): “In freeing the mind and taking you away from the present, this method of photography, for me, is a very therapeutic process as it allows for the imagination to run wild”. In my opinion, the images that Julie creates are incredibly impressionist and highly abstract. See also her instagram account where she shows the strength of her beautiful and sui generis work.

I couldn’t resist the temptation and I did my first essay with this technique that until then was totally unknown to me (I knew the panning in the photograph in which the objects or objects are in full motion, contrary to Julie’s technique – which she correctly calls ” intentional camera movement “or ICM – where they are immobile.

The results really end up being a therapy, a creative distraction.
This is what life needs: to be creative while having fun.

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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