Mindful photography

“PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES AN INSTANT OUT OF TIME, ALTERING LIFE BY HOLDING IT STILL” – DOROTHEA LANGE

I’ve been photographing things mindfully for around 4 years now – I find it a really good way of pausing, connecting with myself in the moment and noticing what’s around me.. and ultimately learning to see things in a different way.

I run mindful photography workshops and one-to-one sessions, for people who are interested in learning more about this creative way of practising mindfulness.

Here’s a video of a mini workshop I did for The Owl and Coconut‘s 30 Days of Mindful Art:

 

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT WHAT’S IMPORTANT. IT’S SEEING. THE CAMERA, FILM, EVEN PICTURES, ARE NOT IMPORTANT.” – ALGIMANTAS KEZYS

 

No Pictures, Please: Taking Photos May Impede Memory of Museum Tour

“ORDINARY THINGS, WHEN REALLY SEEN, MAKE EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOS. SUCH PHOTOS SEEM TO MAKE THEMSELVES. THEY SEEM LIKE PRESENTS THAT WE’RE GIVEN.” – DAVID VESTAL

BOOKS

THE LITTLE BOOK OF CONTEMPLATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: SEEING WITH WONDER, RESPECT AND HUMILITY BY HOWARD J ZEHR

THE ZEN OF SEEING: SEEING/DRAWING AS MEDITATION BY FREDERICK FRANCK 

CAPTURING MINDFULNESS BY MATTHEW JOHNSTONE:

Article – THE ART OF MINDFUL PHOTOGRAPHY

Here’s a gallery of some of my mindful images:

..and you can see more mindful photography on my Instagram and  Facebook page.

“SEEING BEGINS WITH RESPECT.. IT IS CLEAR THAT NO ONE CAN TRULY SEE SOMETHING HE HAS NOT RESPECTED… BUT WONDER IS THE FUEL WHICH SUSTAINS VISION… TO KEEP BOTH WONDER AND VISION ALIVE, WE MUST LEARN, ONCE AGAIN, TO BE CHILDREN.” – STEVEN J MEYERS.