ICM - Intentional Camera Movement
In the simplest terms, ICM can be defined as photographic capture while intentionally moving the camera.
Intentional camera movement is a very effective technique that changes the way reality looks and it can create powerful images if used right. Even if it is similar as a concept with traditional long exposure photography, intentional camera movement is a more free approach to photography that can provide more artistic surprises compared to traditional long exposure.
The Result is often an impressionistic, dreamlike image that emphasises colour, texture and motion.
“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
In a world of photography sometimes obsessed by sharpness and detail, intentional camera movement can seem counter-intuitive and is not always easily understood and accepted, even by some of those with an eye trained in art. In my opinion, however, it is one of the most powerful artistic techniques in photography, a technique that brings the freedom of art to this rather technical means of expression.