city scape utrecht long exposure light painting
• image code: CSC0004
• Utrecht
• exposure time 20 seconds
GPS location 52°05’27.9″N 5°05’51.8″E

While walking around Utrecht for interesting sites to practice my pinhole and long exposure photography, I wanted to create a moving image of cars whizzing by. As the shutter was open too long, the camera did not register the cars themselves, but light reflecting off the metal leaving a far more interesting image. A portrait of  movement in the city.

The photograph was taken with expired film from the 1980’s in a Kodak Box camera from the 1930’s. I love the surprising graininess and colours this approach produces, it really takes us to a different time and place.

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