Meditative Street Photography
I’ve meditated for all of my adult life (with a few breaks) — from age 14 — and very early in my photography I noticed that there was of course an interplay between meditation and the process of seeing and making photographs. As life and these practices go along, it becomes more and more absurd to make distinctions between the two. In some sense this is an artificial distinction here, as I consider most of my photographs to reflect my “good eye” and years of development of my contemplative practices. They are all about looking deeply.
|Meditative Photography to Heal Your Life|
Photography brings you to the present moment at a higher, more creative frequency. When you photograph from the heart, you learn to do the same in the rest of your life.
A person on the street is very relaxed or sleeping and enjoying the sunshine. He was at peace and probably meditating. I meditate regularly and find it helps lower my blood pressure and put me in a peaceful state of mind, which translates to better photography and keeps me healthy. There are many forms of mediation and I found the breathing meditation works best for me. I learned it from Dr. Weild MD breathing meditation CD. You need to find a practice that works for you.
Breathing: The Master Key to Self Healing Audio CD