Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Book: The practice of Contemplative Photography

This blog is not about the technical aspects of photography, a lot is already written about that and I am no expert concerning that area, nor am I very interested in that.
Henri Cartier-Bresson pointedly said once "Technique is important only insofar as you must master it in order to communicate what you see... In any case, people think far too much about techniques and not enough about seeing."
And that's what I'm interested in, in seeing. Seeing the ordinary world around me as it is, not embellished.

The original founder of Miksang Training at the Miksang Institute, Michael Wood,  and Andy Carr wrote a book about contemplative photography.

Photo by Andy Karr

The book explains the whole process of this kind of photography, from the 'flash of perception' up to 'forming the equivalent'. It is full of instructions, examples, exercises and assignments. The lovely photographs that are in the book, explain what it is all about: seeing with eye, heart and mind.

The book can be ordered here in the USA and here in the Netherlands.

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