Many people associate movement in photography with fast moving subjects. But movement or blur, with intention, of slower or still subjects can turn out brilliant. I believe a photographer must be able to control her/his photographs. When I take a portrait I always focus on the eyes of my subject. When doing street photography, however, I do not have control over people’s action so I concentrate on framing the shot first for composition and then decide whether I want to use the camera as a tool to stop the movement or to emphasize it. Visualizing the potential of the scene/frame is key to getting all the elements in place as I shoot. To emphasize motion I set the camera on a low shutter speed and take shots so that the longer exposure time captures the moving subject. On and off I have played with this “style” of blur and the quirks related to it. Using a technique to obscure can add a painterly aspect to a photograph. It can also bring about an intangible or elusive feeling- whether it is frank or “natural” photographs or creating a more abstract feel of a place and time. Which may reflect my view on life… mysterious and abstract…. unfathomable.