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For me the point of making these particular types of Kinetic Photographs is that the camera is not in my hands or under my control when the photograph is actually made. I set the camera’s self-timer, throw the camera into the air (sometimes as high as 15 feet or higher), the shutter releases—capturing the photograph—while the camera is airborne, and I hope that I catch my camera without dropping it. The photographic cycle is complete and all that remains is for me to upload my shots and see what has been captured and how. I upload most of the photos in the same orientation in which they were captured.


None of these photos are Photoshopped, layered, or composites...what you see occurs in one shot, one take.


Aren’t I afraid that I will fail to catch my camera and thus drop and break my camera? For regular followers of my photostream and my kinetic photography you will know that I have already done so. This little camera has been dropped many times, and broken once when dropped on concrete outside. It still functions...not so well for regular photographs, but superbly for more kinetic work.


Albeit supremely risky this is one of my favorite ways to produce abstract photographs.


If you'd like to see more please check out my set, "Suspended Animation:"




Kinetic: Relating to, caused by, or producing motion.


These are called “Kinetic” photographs because there is motion, energy, and movement involved, specifically my and the camera’s movements.


To read more about Kinetic Photography click the Wikipedia link below:




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Taken on November 18, 2010