Monday, June 10, 2013

A Thought for Today...Look Inside

The Closed Door
Cong, Ireland     2009

   Contemplative photography is all about "looking inside"...inside the image and inside yourself.  Sitting with my images, over time, seems to always open up an interior door and I find myself somewhere new.   Not every photograph you make will lead you inside but I've found that if I sit with an image long enough...if I let it simmer for a inevitably leads me someplace.  This is because you never photograph anything that hasn't drawn you to it in some way.  There is an element of attraction at work that deserves to be explored.  Treating your images as if they hold a hidden message rather than merely documenting a place or time is a good way to begin cracking open the door...


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