What is ICM?
ICM stands for Intentional Camera Movement
. In simple terms, ICM is a photographic technique which involves deliberately moving the camera while shooting to create artistic, streaked images.
I stumbled on ICM in 2016 and spent the next year fine tuning the technique which I called Photo Impressionism.What sets my work apart from other ICM photographers is that I shoot and edit all images on my iPad Air 2.
I take between 20 and 400 photographs using the iPad camera while constantly moving the lens. I then stack and merge all the images into a single picture. Minimal photo editing is involved, and no photo manipulation apart from merging the base photographs.
Inspiration and Influences
The main inspiration for my photography is ‘the City’, primarily Hong Kong and Shanghai where I have lived for the majority of my life. Impressionism and Post Impressionist art are the biggest influences on my work, and I am constantly striving to create truly impressionistic ICM pictures.Chris Friel
is the ICM photographer whose work I follow and most admire. Other leading proponents of ICM include Ernst Haas, Douglas Barkey, Alexey Titarenko and Kotaro Tanaka.