The Photography of Paul Pasmore
The natural world is in constant motion.
Water, clouds, trees, people and light move. Everywhere you look, things are in motion. It is rare, if not impossible, to see a completely static view of anything natural in our world.
I love trying to create still images that capture the illusion of motion, either from movement within the subjects themselves (done by leaving the camera’s shutter open), or when I move the camera itself to create a similar effect in the final image.
I try to approach these photographs as a painter might. I love certain combinations of colours, and the way the lines can take your eye in a direction or path. When I see the right combination of elements, I try to use my technique to represent them. It usually takes a lot of trial and error, but when it works out, it can create something unique, which is my goal.
People usually refer to this type of photography as abstract. Maybe it’s the different way I look at the world, but seeing things in motion actually seems more realistic to me.
I hope you can see and enjoy how I try to capture the beauty of our world with my sense of the abstract, and my admittedly boyish sense of wonder and awe.
“ A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” - Albert Camus
“ Before you play two notes learn how to play one note - and don’t play one note unless you’ve got a reason to play it." - Mark Hollis (1998)