Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post

i think you have to go even farther back to maybe the turn of last century
the art nouveau movement, art for arts sake and the yearning for photography
to become painting ... the pictorialist .. (bromoilists and others) created photographs
that had blur and motion and grain as they transformed their photographs into other things.

i did this one over the summer, and it remained in my camera until yesterday ...
since you aren't able to get into the gallery here ... ( and a tip of the hat to bill b )

Very interesting indeed, I think my main "quest" here is to figure out how this started in the documentary/journalistic genre, but of course the genres you mention must have influenced people like Robert Frank and for sure others. Would it be possible for you to dig up and link some old historical master blur from that genre, I'd love to see that!