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 Spirituality Classes

Annie Leibovitz – The New Yorker – Thoughts about “Pilgrimage”

Nice piece in the New Yorker today Sarah Boxer about Annie Leibovitz and her latest body of work and show, “Pilgrimage.”

Some thoughts that I particularly enjoyed:

“It is this physical, and yet somehow ghostly, aspect of photography—its “spooky action at a distance” quality (to quote Einstein out of context)—that gives photography its particular aura.” (On noticing that Leibovitz gets much closer to her subjects (dresses, desk, etc.) than usual, the effect this has on the photographic experience, and its sensate as well as spiritual impact.)

But maybe pure receptivity—becoming “a transparent eye-ball”—is what it takes to tap into what Emerson (another one of Leibovitz’s subjects and heroes) called “the currents of universal being.” (On Leibovitz’ comment, ““There was something beautiful about not being in control all the time. Not being totally proficient.”)

The book…the show… now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum)…

Leibovitz has gone through a lot of changes in the last few years of her life. She’s still the artist, and still exploring.

Go Annie, go.

Read the article 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.

Enjoy:

“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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