Andrew Whyte

Having first encountered long exposures one bonfire night as a young lad – writing my name with a sparkler, backwards to accommodate the camera’s reversed perspective – I returned to master the art after the birth of my second child, when free time in daylight was hard to find.

Out with my camera one night I set up the tripod in the back of my car and clicked away for ten seconds at a time as I drove through the city. I found the effect of stillness inside the car with blurred light trails outside to be somewhat at odds with reality – after all it was the car that was moving, not the buildings – and I looked for opportunities to capture similar contradictions using long exposures.