Long exposure photography like UK photographer Darren Moore‘s is the polar opposite of the super fast, super sensitive in low light kind of photography that gets most of the attention these days. It’s time-consuming and difficult, but the unearthly quality of the images that Moore produces make dealing with those challenges well worth it.
Entirely self-taught, the Surrey-based shooter only transitioned into a career as a full-time fine-art photographer in the last few years.
He specializes in daytime long exposure photography. Using ND filters that block out the majority of the light entering the lens, he’s able to keep the camera’s shutter open for anywhere between 30 seconds and 15+ minutes to capture each individual shot.
The resulting images show an ethereal, haunted world of shipwrecks and dilapidated piers made all the more ghostly by the completely flat water and moody cloud cover that defines much of his work. Here’s a pick of some of our favorites:
It’s easy to see why Moore’s work has earned him international awards and exhibits in the USA, Canada, France and the UK.
Image credits: Photographs by Darren Moore and used with permission