GRAHAM GILMORE | Eppur Si Mouve
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, I’ve been capturing images 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 icebergs of Iceland. I have also explored the post apocalyptic and radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine more than once.
As a landscape photographer I often find myself alone, in remote areas, witnessing things that most 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 and, in turn our galaxy and then on through the cosmos.
I mainly shoot with Canon & Leica cameras and lenses, all of my images are available for licensing. Some of my past and current clients include Tru-TV, UCLA, Meredith Quill and Bodiam Estates. I am also available for exhibits and have shown in various venues around Los Angeles. Should you see something that speaks to you or If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me here.
“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”