Joshua Duttweiler


Movement, part 1

I think photography has always had an interesting relationship with movement and motion. A very primary goal of photography is to freeze time, to record a fraction of a second so that it can last forever. This act of clicking the shutter quite often makes even the wildest of motions appear frozen in time. That’s why the concept of capturing motion in photography is so interesting. It requires a finer knowledge of the camera or additional effects to reverse the stillness.

From long shutter speeds to intentionally shaking the camera mid-shot, there are a many different methods to insinuate movement. I tried my best to explore movement without adjusting the shutter, rather shooting through coated glass to get a blurred image even if the model was perfectly still. The ability to maintain the focus point as well as control the light with a higher shutter made for some pretty breathtaking images.

Alongside another photographer friend, I had an amazing time working with the multi-talented dancer and choreographer, Molly. She moved around the sunlit Roslindale Substation to catch the last rays of direct light. I appreciated her ability to craft beautiful movement that relayed so well on camera. Check out her work!