Walk_Stills approaches the walk project in a slightly different way. The Journey and Sketch pictures rely on the use of multiple images taken during a walk that were then blended together to suggest movement down a path. The Stills series also consists of a set of images taken during a walk but presents them as individual pictures. There is no blending of multiple images and only colour correction and the rare cropping has occurred. The net effect is that a particular walk is represented by distinct, interesting points along the path where each picture can, individually, stand in for the entire walk or collectively act as dots along the path that the viewer connects in his or her imagination.
The series title has a double meaning: you can think of these pictures as “stills” from a movie or you can think of the pictures as wild explosions of motion and anything but “still”.
© David Firman