Graham Gilmore | Eppur si muove
Italian: “Eppur si muove” meaning “And yet it moves” is a phrase attributed to the mathematician, physicist and philosopher Galileo Galilei in 1633 after being forced to recant his claims that the Earth moves around the Sun.
Just as we now know the earth does move around the sun, in fact, everything moves, be it through space or time, this has been my drive and inspiration from the very beginning of my photographic journey. My images are created through high concept techniques such as High Dynamic Range and Long Exposure with a meticulous attention to detail both out in the field and in the digital darkroom. Einstein once said “The only reason for time is so everything doesn’t happen at once.” A photograph is not only spread out in space but it is also spread out in time. The light from the elements in the back of any photo started their journey towards the camera before the light of the elements at the front. The reason we see it in an instant is that the speed of light is so great, every time we look at a photo we are looking back through a very diminutive moment in space and time.
Born and raised in England and currently living in the Western United States, I’ve been clicking the shutter ever since my father’s Praktica SLR fell into my hands almost thirty years ago. Pushing my creative abilities and imagination as far as possible has always been a very personal and rewarding pursuit, I have traveled for two decades to some of the more remote places around the world to capture compelling images. A childlike excitement for adventure and a fascination for faraway places has taken me from the long-forgotten shores of the Salton Sea to the spiritual and very isolated Easter Island. I have captured the idyllic beauty of the English countryside, and despite the rigors of season and weather, traversed the lava fields and frozen lagoons of Iceland. I have also explored the post apocalyptic and radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine not once, but twice.
As a landscape photographer I often find myself alone, in remote areas, witnessing things that most people don’t get to see. I strive to capture the moment that unmistakably expresses the emotions I felt in that fleeting instant of time and space. Just for a minute, I want people to be removed from their daily lives through my photographs and connect with me as I share the beauty of our stunning planet as we continue our journey around the sun.
“The moment he was set at liberty, he looked up to the sky and down to the ground, and, stamping with his foot, in a contemplative mood, said, Eppur si muove”
All of my images are available for licensing and have been recently featured on TV, I am also available for exhibits and have recently shown in various venues around Los Angeles. Should you see something that speaks to you or If you have any questions or special orders please do not hesitate to contact me via email, or you may use the contact form in the links above.
Currently shooting with – Canon 5DmkIII | 16-35mm f2.8L II | 24-105mm f4L | 24-70mm f2.8L II | 70-200mm f2.8L | 100mm f2L Macro | Leica M9 ~ 35mm & 50mm Summicron ASPH | Holga 120s | Hoya/LEE/Singh-Ray Filters | Manfrotto Mono and Tripods