So, if you know me, you know I LOVE to ride a bicycle. But I’ve had a few injuries and so forth which put me off my ride for a while.
Fortunately, today I was able to bring home this fellow, Hercules, who was made in England a pretty long time ago. I can ride 100% upright so that means no shoulder pain.
But best of all, this is the bike which will be my ride to a new body of contemplative photography I’ll be developing this summer.
I’m interested in the whole process not only of making the actual image but in the entire adventure, including traveling, journeying to the places and spans of time in which the photographic subject finds me- till we encounter each other in a moment of mutual recognition.
This is about being awake; seeing things as they are and recognizing the inter-being of all things. Not just about a moment, a decisive moment but of relationship with subject over time.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride with me. Not only will I share new work here but also conversations with other photographers about an art of conscious picture making not taking, and about how a meditation or contemplative practice informs our work.
You can expect too that I’ll be launching a crowd funding project soon to help produce the work but most important to share the fire that burns in me vis a vis the photographic enterprise but also even more important how photography and meditation, contemplation practices can help us re-imagine our own place in the world today, awakening our compassion and wisdom for ourselves, each other, our world- the while catastrophe, in other words.
I’ll also share ongoing readings on these topics which I hope will spark a global conversation and help us all make new friends.
Happy trails friends. May all find peace.