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// Emy was born in Manila and lives in Baden Württemberg, Germany. Her passion for photography has been going on for many years and has intensified over time. She is a patient observer with a focus on the adventure in the work progress. We are featuring some of her experimental winter-themed photography.

Emy learned photography by doing, reading photography books and just practicing. She photographs anything and everything, from landscapes, nature, wildlife, architecture, to people in the streets, but lately most of all she has been fascinated by experimental photography at home. This is work in progress. During her excursions into nature, she takes the effects of her own state of mind with her, and processes them into images that also take the viewer into a new world. Emy tries to convey the positive influence of the nature experience on people.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, but just felt in the heart.”

Helen Keller

What draws you to the arts?

“I mostly love impressionism – Claude Monet , Camille Pissarro. On the other hand I also love the painter and graphic artist Paul Klee, whose multifaceted work is influenced by expressionism, constructivism, etc. Generally art conjures thoughts in one´s own mind. Art is an expression of one´s own thoughts.”

What do you like best about your abstract winter series?

For me, winter landscapes are the light of poetry, the stillness, dancing flakes, the patience to catch the shadows of white. Like a fairytale!

Emy started ICM photography in 2017, and it was initially accidental, so she did not realize that she was in fact using a type of art photography technique. “I moved my camera up and down and vice versa and saw the results, and I was irritated. It looked hypnotizing, but also amazing. I browsed a few images that were similar to this and started wondering what the meaning of art is”. So Emy learned more about intentional camera movement (ICM), began practicing some more techniques at home with all kinds of objects, and she enjoyed it so she began making her way on the next photographic exploration.

In the images we are sharing here, one can clearly appreciate the impressionist nature of images produced by ICM. The blue hues add to the cold winter mood that Emy wants to transmit to the viewer.

Click on the photos to see a larger image. Some images may be cropped for layout.


To see more of her photography visit Emy´s Instagram page.