“People don’t watch enough. They think. It’s not the same thing.” - Henri-Cartier Breson
I’m wondering, if I asked you if you’ve discovered anything about yourself through
your photography, what would your answer be? More importantly, I wonder,
have you given any thought to this?
I’ve been finding through my journey in photography that no matter how much I
think I know about myself there is always room to learn more. For me photography
has turned out to be more than a technique with a learning curve, it aids in my personal
growth as well. Its become more about the experience than the actual photograph itself.
In fact, I recently had a revelation in that my camera as a tool, unlike any other medium
I’ve tried allows me to create with abandon and without fear.
The above quote is so true, so simple, and yet so profound. When we are thinking
we are putting our mind to work. When we are watching we are being receptive and
allowing ourselves to see what happens, opening ourselves up to possibilities. Possibilities
that say yes, and to seeing others and to expanding our own vision where we may not
have seen before.
Sometimes the very things we are meant to experience go on without us because
we’re so busy thinking instead of just being. And when we are just being and observing,
we are experiencing. When we are experiencing something fully and immersed in
the moment . . . we are living. And I believe it’s in the living part that we truly begin
to see and discover ourselves and the world around us.
P.S.- The significance of the photo I chose to share with you here today . . . instead of
thinking, I reacted to the beautiful foggy morning, grabbed my camera and headed to
a park. The fog had blanketed every spider web with dew and they were everywhere,
hundreds of them, in the trees and the grass. It was a reminder of all the little things
that go on around me that I can’t always see.
A warm thank you to you Kim, for allowing me to occupy your lovely space for the day!!