contemplative photography

Day 1: A Contemplative Journey

October 1:  I am beginning a journey (again) into contemplative photography. I am using these thirty-one days of October to explore the various aspects of contemplative photography by looking at the definitions and ideas.

But more importantly, I beginning a thirty-one day journey to explore the world around me through the lens of my camera. That’s what contemplative photography is all about: it’s about looking at the world and seeing it, really and deeply and thoughtfully. This month, I am rereading Christine Valters Paintner’s book Eyes of the Heart and finishing The Artist’s Rule and Freeman Paterson’s Photography and the Art of Seeing. I want to revisit The Practice of Contemplative Photography by Andy Carr.

I’m not sure where this journey will take me. I’m not sure what to expect from myself or from the images that I will receive. I just want to be aware of what is around me, and to live fully in the world.

I hope that you will join.