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User:Rickdoble

My name is Rick Doble from North Carolina in the United States. My photographic work here is from 15 years of experimental digital photography, work that was created by using slow shutter speeds and photographic (not computer graphics) effects.
I have been a professional photographer since 1970. In 1998 with my first digital camera, I decided to experiment with the photographic effects (not software special effects) that were possible with the digital medium. Most of my work involves shooting at very slow shutter speeds -- from about 1/4 second to 20 seconds, handheld. This creates a sense of movement or motion but also creates a blurred or less sharp image -- which is deliberate. The effect is not unlike the paintings and other work by the Italian Futurists around 1910 and the work of the photographer associated with that movement, Anton Bragaglia. Bragaglia in particular was interested in creating photographs of continuous motion rather than sequential sharp photos of movement such as that by Eadweard Muybridge.
Now that the Italian Futurist movement is about 100 years old, there has been renewed interest in their work and approach. For example, the Guggenheim museum is planning the largest Italian Futurist exhibit ever assembled in 2014 in both New York City and Bilbao Spain.
I am the author of the book, Experimental Digital Photography (Sterling Publishing, New York/London), 2010. It is my 3rd book on digital photography. I write a column for the PIXIQ.com expert photographic website about my approach. I have a Masters in Media from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1974. In April 2012, I mounted a one-man-show: a 25 Year Digital Photography Retrospective.

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I've added quite a few of my latest works in the Futurist style -- see the sample below -- along with an early series of photos of rave dancers taken at slow shutter speeds.

See all of my work here on Wikimedia:

And my page for experimental digital photography: