Photographers are called to see much like musicians are called to hear. The photographer will walk the earth seeing through all things that appear to be ordinary. Once a photographer has embraced the responsibility of seeing, there is no return. Routine actions become important events and familiar objects become treasures. There is so much beauty in the small things. The world, light, and circumstance dance a ballet in front of the lens and collectively indulge the photographer’s shutter. Being able to really see the world is a gift that must shared because there is an important value in helping humanity see the world as a work of art. There is a moment when a photograph becomes much more than just a pretty picture and at that time the art of seeing has been elevated.
“When Pablo Casals, the cellist, was ninety-one years old, he was approached by a student who asked, “Master, why do you continue to practice?” Casals replied, “Because I am making progress.”—Norman Doidge, M.D., The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (via one-legged-piano)
Go see Thievery Corporation live if you get a chance, it’s a great time. It’s awesome seeing a venue full of people dancing. There is just something about seeing a show, taking a minute to look around and realize that everyone is doing exactly what you are doing - enjoying life.
You wonder what makes me roll, full, feeling the passion, the waves, the motion. Electric illumination with no fear, no worry weighing on my mind. Keep your past clear, your conscious light, find your flow, release the rhythm.
The first part of a little ambient music love for a Friday afternoon. This is a site that pulls ambient tracks from SoundCloud and concurrently plays NYPD’s live radio stream. I love the idea of hearing a place.