Last weekend in Chinatown one of the participants in the street photography class asked me an important question. Or actually he was asking himself. “Why am I spending my Saturday morning out here taking pictures?” I could only answer by telling him why I take pictures.
To deepen my experience of life and feel more alive. To slow me down and help me notice what I might otherwise miss. My life is richer and more interesting because of photography. And I always learn something about my self in the process. “Exactly.” he said and headed down the street.
Today when preparing this post, I remembered I had illustrated a nice page in my book Flow-tography about why I practiced this particular form of photography. I thought I would share those reasons with you today along with an image I feel was created from within the flow state.
Ill be leading a Flow-tography workshop on Earth Day April 22nd. You if you want to join us and explore why you love photography. Understanding this is the first step toward developing your own style and visual voice. We will explore the 8 Universal Archetypes of Beauty. If you can't make the workshop you can still get the book. See details on the website.
- Makes me slow down to be intensely present
- Connects me more deeply to my life
- Brings me into tune with the infinite
- Offers me life lessons
- I feel more joy and less fear
- I appreciate something of Beauty daily
- Helps me remember small moments
- Makes me feel happy and energized
- Brings me a sense of wholeness
- It is FUN
- Encourages spiritual growth
- Inspires my creativity
I am Curious, Why do you love photography? Leave a comment and let me know.