How to Photograph Motion

This work explores the use of photography in relationship to motion. Initial thoughts of the project were sparked while reading a manual of table tennis. I continued to research similar types of books, to see if I could find any common threads in the use of photography. In this genre of books it seemed like the single photograph was considered insufficient for its task.

The authors had been faced with the difficulty of teaching motion through a static medium. Therefore the photographs often contains several exposures or have illustrations applied on top of them.

Based on the research I’ve developed my own instructional images – where I’ve borrowed the same methods and crude treatment of photographs found in the archive material. However, this is not an manual of a specific sport, but instead forms a body of work that allows thoughts on photography in relation to motion.