Usefulness of Nothingness
Become aware of emptiness because the
secret of your being lies in making good
use of nothing.
- Exercise -
How often we've heard the phrase, "Don't go there,
there is nothing to make pictures of!" Out of this
nothingness, great photographs may come. There
are no bad locations, only narrow vision and
closed minds. Find such a place and spend time
there...you may even find your place of nothingness
right in your own back yard!
Finding the sacred in the commonplace, the beauty in the everyday things of life, should be a goal for the contemplative photographer. This pile of old bottles I photographed on South Uist had a wonderful story behind it...a story that brought me a greater understanding and appreciation of the Hebridean people and culture. Such things are very easily over looked but try to make it a point to discover the "usefulness of nothingness."