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This Section is related mainly with the ICM Gallery Store, but it may contain information of general interest about our site.
 

NOTA: alguna información relevante en este sitio se encuentra presentada en inglés. Ello se debe a que casi el 90% de nuestros coleccionistas, amigos y visitantes no son hispanohablantes,
sin embargo, la mayoría de los exploradores de Internet disponibles pueden traducir su contenido al idioma de su preferencia. Todos son 
bienvenidos. ¡Gracias!

Acerca de la Fotografía ICM
(Intentional Camera Movement por sus siglas en Inglés)
En ninguna fase de producción de este género de fotografía fue utilizada Inteligencia artificial.

 

La Fotografía creada mediante el Movimiento Intencional de Cámara (ICM por sus siglas en inglés) es una forma de la fotografía de larga exposición o arrastre de obturador, excepto que la diferencia consiste en que el movimiento que se desea capturar no es el del sujeto sino el de la cámara misma frente a una escena determinada, que puede estar en movimiento también o completamente fija, como un paisaje, por ejemplo. Esta técnica consiste en utilizar el sensor o el film de la cámara como un lienzo y la luz que penetra como el pincel que permite mezclar colores, texturas, estructuras, luces y sombras en una única composición. La Fotografía ICM es una técnica que combina el uso de una velocidad de obturación lenta y un movimiento intencionado de la cámara.

 

Mover la cámara mientras se expone a ella una escena con el obturador abierto significa que los elementos que la componen no se congelarán en su lugar. En cambio, pierden su apariencia original y comienzan a combinarse en el medio sensible produciendo una cantidad inmensa de experiencias visuales con una fuerte tendencia pictórica. Es uno de los géneros que ha decidido separarse de la literalidad de la fotografía convencional y totalmente figurativa. Sus nociones de composición, nitidez, manejo del color, combinación de texturas, luces y sombras son totalmente distintas de las que se encuentran en la fotografía dominante. Sin embargo, este género no es nuevo y encuentra sus raíces prácticamente en el inicio de la fotografía que animó a los primeros fotógrafos a adentrarse en aventuras menos literales y representacionales del entorno, tendencias que recibieron de manera genérica el nombre de pictorialismo.

 

Cuanto mayor es la velocidad de obturación, más abstractos se vuelven los elementos y, tanto la velocidad de obturación como la apertura que se utilice define muchas de las características de este tipo de fotografía.

 

Lejos de ser una especie de juego, la fotografía ICM requiere un amplio conocimiento de la cámara y su funcionamiento; de la teoría del color, de la física de la luz; requiere entrenar el brazo y la mano para lograr hacer movimientos controlados, intencionados y repetibles de manera que el azar no sea el que dicte la estética del fotógrafo sino su intencionalidad en todo momento; también requiere un fino sentido del ritmo para permitir al fotógrafo distribuir su movimiento en el lapso de tiempo durante el cual el obturador estará abierto y que uno debe calcular como una auténtica segunda naturaleza. Es un género difícil de dominar y requiere de un aprendizaje constante, paciencia, miles de disparos, finesa en la postproducción y edición de los materiales y poder desarrollar un estilo que le dé estructura y consistencia a conjunto o conjuntos de obra del artista.

 

About ICM Photography
(Intentional Camera Movement for its acronym in English)
In no production phase of this genre of photography was Artificial Intelligence used.

 

Photography created using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) is a form of long exposure photography or shutter drag, except that the difference is that the movement you want to capture is not that of the subject but that of the camera itself in front of a certain scene, which can also be moving or completely fixed, like a landscape, for example. This technique consists of using the camera sensor or film as a canvas and the light that penetrates as the brush that allows you to mix colors, textures, structures, lights, and shadows in a single composition. ICM Photography is a technique that combines the use of a slow shutter speed and intentional camera movement.

 

Moving the camera while exposing a scene to it with the shutter open means that its component elements will not freeze in place. Instead, they lose their original appearance and begin to combine in the sensitive medium producing an immense number of visual experiences with a strong pictorial tendency. It is one of the genres that has decided to separate itself from the literality of conventional and totally figurative photography. Its notions of composition, sharpness, color management, combination of textures, lights and shadows are totally different from those found in mainstream photography. However, this genre is not new and finds its roots practically in the beginning of photography, which encouraged the first photographers to delve into less literal and representational adventures of the environment, trends that received the generic name of pictorialism.

 

The higher the shutter speed, the more abstract the elements become, and both the shutter speed and the aperture used define many of the characteristics of this type of photography.

 

Far from being some kind of game, ICM photography requires extensive knowledge of the camera and its operation; of color theory, of the physics of light; It requires training the arm and hand to be able to make controlled, intentional and repeatable movements so that chance is not what dictates the photographer's aesthetics but rather his intentionality at all times; It also requires a fine sense of rhythm to allow the photographer to distribute his movement over the period of time during which the shutter will be open and which one must calculate as a true second nature. It is a difficult genre to master and requires constant learning, patience, thousands of shots, finesse in post-production and editing of materials and being able to develop a style that gives structure and consistency to the artist's set or sets of work.

 

Should I or can I crop the photos I choose?
All photographs presented here can be printed without being cropped in the available sizes.
We strongly recommend not cropping photographs as they are displayed in order to preserve their aesthetic integrity

and the artist's overall work.

 

Any photograph can be printed in any size?

The original size of each photograph file, in its native camera resolution vary depending on the contents of light and color of the frame.

However, they can be printed -all of them- in the sizes available without any problem taking into account the following: more than the dimensions of the space where you want to place the work,
It is the estimated and most possible distance at which the observer will be from the piece: take into account that the size of 8" x 12" is recommended for small spaces, desktops, shelves, narrow hallways, etc.
Size of 12" x 18" is recommended to be appreciated at a distance of no less than 3';
the 16" x 24" size is to be viewed at no less than 4' to 6'
and the 20" x 30" size is recommended when the viewer will have the work at a distance of 6' to 8'.


Of course, in any case, the observer can choose the most appropriate distance for the experience he or she wishes to have in front of the piece or to observe small portions of it in detail.

 

The photographs belong to limited series?

When the photograph that is of interest to you belongs to a Limited Series, it will be clearly indicated.
 

The photographs are original by the Artist?

Absolutely. In the near future, every piece purchased will be accompanied by its corresponding Certificate of Authenticity.
(In the meantime, and if you wish, you can request a certificate of authenticity through our contact form,
which we will send to the email address you indicate
).

 

At what point will I know the exact total of my purchase?

Just before making your final payment and after you have chosen your works, the desired size and given your shipping address.
(You will receive only the photograph printed on photographic world class art paper, properly packaged and protected).

 

Why is there only one paper available for printing?

Experience has shown us that (Type C) Fuji Matt is the most appropriate for the type of photography we do, from the point of view of our color palette and our style. If you would like prints on any other type of paper that is available to us, please let us know.

 

Why are there only four print sizes available?

According to our style of photography, the suggested sizes are those that we consider most appropriate for the widest enjoyment of its aesthetic content. However, there will be occasions when collectors do want other sizes in particular for the works they wish to print. If so, let us know to proceed to provide you with the options you desire.

For our works we have chosen The Print Space* printing laboratory, one of the most recognized and reliable worldwide and which serves the most prestigious photographers in the most diverse countries.

*74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL    and    77 Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201  

 

The photographs contained on this site are the property of Ricardo León and are protected by all International Copyright Laws and all the International Treaties on the subject.The amount paid for any print (or for any digital file to be downloaded when such files are available) does not authorize in any way its reproduction for profit. Failure to comply with these notice, as listed above,

is illegal and will result in prompt legal action.
 

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