Thursday, April 7, 2011

Iris Light Movement 2 by Katarina Fagerstrom Levring

The series Iris Light Movement I-VII was the result of my first attempt to create something unique in my new medium of choice, after I had decided to give up water media. In the beginning when I worked with the camera I was constantly bothered by the medical induced tremor in my hands, but a whisper from inside told me to wait and keep on working and something good might come out of this Bipolar mess, I had found myself in. 

Holding my camera, I tried to force the movement in a certain direction at first, but I failed. I realized I had to follow the motion, relax and have faith in the process of creating. Soon I finally decided to use the tremor instead of defying it.

Today I consider this tremor as being an asset when working with my camera. The medical induced tremor adds an almost watercolor like feeling to the images, if I let it to, using a long exposure time. In that way, I can incorporate my earlier medium in this new one and I am happy to do so. 

About the tremor and the "Bipolar mess": follow my blog The almost barking mad Artist on Blogger and you will know more. You are very welcome to visit my website at  All comments are welcome!

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  1. I find it inspiring that you are working with a disability AND creating unique and beautiful work. I look forward to seeing more...

  2. Hi Margaret!
    I am so sorry that I am late with a reply to your comment. I am new to this blogging thing so I have a lot to learn:) Thank you for your kind remark to my work. I am hooked into photography for life and it really has made my life so much more iteresting.