Juxtaposition, that is placing opposing or contrasting elements side by side, is an interesting concept to use in visual communication. Some of the most common juxtapositions seen in photography include tradition vs. modernity, old vs. young, rich vs. poor, local vs. global, big vs. small, and so on.
One photographic juxtaposition that has intrigued me lately, and that I think has a lot of potential, both aesthetically and conceptually, is the contrast between stillness and movement. There are several ways to render movement photographically, but a way to achieve a good contrast between stillness and movement in a frame is to extend the exposure time. With a long enough exposure moving elements will show motion blur, whereas still ones will be tack sharp. Read More