It was at the "Museo del Prado" in Madrid where I saw a painting by Turner for the first time. I remember telling myself, "someday I will paint like that". Years passed and I ended up becoming a photographer.
I was photographing weddings in the Riviera Maya, but what really fascinated me in my free time was capturing landscapes. I shot them in black and white, in long exposures and even minimalism, but that Turner in "del Prado" was always on my mind.
One day I was checking old files to see if I could find a picture that I liked. I found one that caught my attention. It was a person walking in a forest, but I moved while taking it. I thought, maybe if I move the camera while the shutter is open I can achieve an effect that makes my photographs look like paintings.
I started playing with the camera, and every time I went out to shoot landscapes, I tried moving the camera. In the meantime, I did some research as well and found something called ICM or intentional camera movement. There were a few people using this technique to photograph. So everything that I had been doing with my camera for the last months already had a name, and many people were also attracted to this type of photography. I was so happy to discover what to look for when doing research.
So I did, and I started following professional photographers who did ICM. I was learning from their images until I came up with something that I liked. I found my own style!
This technique manages to blend textures and colors in an incredible way, and the result is beautiful. Finally and in my own way, I found myself painting landscapes, only without a brush.
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