Alan Babbitt is a fine art photographer who creates one-of-a-kind images with an offbeat, quirky view of the world and a dry sense of humor.
He was born with poor eyesight, only partially correctable (Don't let him drive your car). Whether from ignorance, stubbornness or over compensation, he has blindly refused to face the facts. Instead, he has specialized in visuals his whole life.
As a boy, he was given his first camera – a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye – and has been a photographer ever since. Along the way, he has forged successful careers as a film / video maker and as a Website Designer to support his photography habit.
In 2003, Alan was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which came with a nasty hand tremor. Oh great. Shakiness. Just what a photographer needs!
Turns out, it was just what he needed! In his recent "Tremor Enhanced" work, Alan has turned his "handicap" into an innovative photographic technique.
Building on that work, he continues to expand and explore the idea of motion within a still image – an approach he calls "Un-Still Photography".
"The last couple years have been the most creative and productive of my life," Alan says, "and it all flows from the empowering realization that I could use the shakiness. The damn tremor was a gift!"
The works shown here are examples of three of Alan's ongoing bodies of work:
- "Traditional" style
- Photo Blendo (photo based digital art)
- "Un-Still Photography"