The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: Houston Photography and Meditation Classes

“You are the Artist of Your Life” program inspired teens at Kennedy Place, Houston

"Bicycle Rider" by Jasmine, Kennedy Place Houston

This June and July, I had the pleasure of teaching my 6-week class “You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” to a group of teens age 10-17 from Kennedy Place, Houston, Texas.

The class is designed to expose teens to the art of photography, as well as introduce tools to look at their lives and futures. Each week this summer teens learned about the roots of photography and looked at a diversity of  other photographers’ work, shot how they felt and saw their world, and reflected, wrote, and began creating visions and dreams for their own lives.

The photograph above is one of the fine images that came from these creative young photographers, and is the first of images in a short slideshow which reflects the highlights of their work.

A framed collage of images also hangs in the Kennedy Place Community Center.

“You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography – Teens” was sponsored by Houston Housing Resources, Inc. through a grant from the Simmons Foundation, and by contributions from Taos Mountain Radiology (Paul Johnson, MD) and Christina M. Gucwa, Attorney at Law.

Many thanks  for the opportunity to inspire and support these creative, passionate teens!

A special thanks to Amy Goldstein (HHR) who conceived of the “Black Frame Project” of which this program was a part.  The “Black Frame Project” invites and supports artists to teach in the communities, recognizing the potential of arts to inspire, uplift, and create positive change.

See a full description of “You are the Artist of Your Life:  Exploring Life Direction Through Photography” here.

See the slide show on Vimeo here.

Summer Classes are Here!

Happy Summer! It’s hot in Houston…but here are some classes that will make you happy to be here.

Check the listings here, on my website, and at my host, The Texas Institute of Photography for information and registration.


“The Inner Path of Photography – Summer Session”
3 different sessions, daytime and night

The art of photography is more than knowing what f-stop to use, how to capture the light, and how to make changes on your computer to make the “perfect” picture. The essence of a great photograph, one that truly rocks your soul, is much deeper than that. It comes from within the photographer, from the heart and soul. This class is for those who want to improve their photographs and their lives by understanding and improving their “inner” skills. more…


“You are the Artist of Your Life: Exploring Life Direction Through Photography – Teen Camp”
5 days of daily class, 1-3 pm, photography and life direction

Did you ever think of your life as a work of art, with you as the artist painting the picture? Did you know that you can learn photography, and at the same time discover and start creating the life you want?…more…

Personal Guide/Mentor/Muse
Deepen your experience of photography, express your personal vision.

During your session with me, your personal muse and mentor, drawing from the Inner Path of Photography perspectives, you’ll have the opportunity to:

*  Discover at a deeper level why you’re drawn to photography and the purpose of photography in your life
*  Clarify what you personally want to share through your work
*  Receive specific feedback on how your images impact and move the viewer…more…

Looking forward to seeing you!

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