The Inner Path of Photography

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

Tag: inner path

“Run”

 

Bosphorus, Birds, Fog

Run my dear
From anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings.

Run like hell my dear,
From anyone likely
To put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision

Of your beautiful heart.

        –  Hafiz

Image: “Bosphorus Birds” © Heidi Straube 2013
Larger image – Inner Path Photography website

Class, January 22: “Inner Path of Photography – Saturday Seminar”

“Storm, Chania, Kriti, Greece” c. Heidi Straube 2008

“Each artist going in his own direction at some time walks on water.”
– Minor White

What is the inner experience of photography? Deep, spiritual, rarely discussed…it is what seduces us and send us out to shoot again and again. We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

This class is for those who want to explore more deeply the intuitive, mystical part of their photography practice, work with personal blocks to full creative expression, as well as learn more about themselves and life challenges and choices.

Drawing on the tradition of the photographer Minor White, and using techniques and philosophies from Zen, psychology, and other contemplative and healing practices, we’ll come to understand more fully this silent experience, apply it to our art, and enhance the quality of both our photography and life.

Attention, resonance, the “still point”…choices, perfectionism, the “click,”…openness to experience, making art vs. being in the flow, embracing the creative process: these are some of the tools that we’ll explore as you build your inner photography practice and improve your outer resulting images.

As you more deeply understand and work with your inner artistic process, you’ll also see how life parallels art, and through this increased awareness,  learn how to more easily dance with  your own life challenges and decisions.

Class includes lecture, exposure to diverse photographic expressions & philosophy, meditative and other experiential, outside applications, shooting and sharing of photographs, muse inspiration & personal coaching.

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Houston, Texas (N. Braeswood/Buffalo Speedway area)
Part One, Intro: 9:30 am – 12:30 PM   $40.00
Full Session: Intro + Deepen:  9:30 am – 4:00 PM  $75.00

or e-mail me heidi@straubephoto.com or call 713.521.1676

Heidi Straube, M.Ed., LPC, is a photographer and transformational life counselor. Integrating her experience of twenty years in meditative practices, including Zen and yogic traditions, with twenty years as a career/life direction counselor and contemplative psychotherapist, she has helped people to make life changes and transitions by honoring the deeper, spiritual self. She applies these same principles in her work as a professional photographer and teacher as she honors the spirit within through visual expression.

Heidi has exhibited in the international photography expositions, Recontres International de la Photographie 2001, Aix-en-Provence, France; Houston FotoFest 2000, Houston; Dominican Republic, Houston.

Her unique work and current photo book, “I Dream of Galveston” were recently featured in the Houston Chronicle (see “Press” on Heidi Straube – Inner Path Photography website).

Heidi in Houston – January 2011

“Kitesurfer” c. 2009, Heidi Straube

Hi, just a short note to tell you that I’ll be in Houston
for the month of January…
Teaching, portrait photographing,
counseling, being your favorite muse 🙂
Classes listed below…mark your calendar…
In-person sessions…call or email now for appointments
More details after the New Year

Best Wishes for the New Year to You…

Heidi in Houston, January 2011, Providing:

Find the courage and tangible tools to make the changes you need in career, work, relationships, life direction…

Learn to shoot from your inner, meditative, knowing/feeling spacereceive personal coaching for having your photographs reflect what you truly want them to…remove blocks, and enjoy inspiration and support for your work…

In the tradition of Minor White, photographer, and blending the best of photography, meditation, and psychology, return to the magical, mystical joy that drew you to photography in the first place.

Saturday, January 15
9:30 – 12:30 PM    Part 1,  Intro/Basics
1:30 – 4:30 PM      Part 2,  Deepen Your Experience
Call or email to get on registration list. More details next week…
Take Part 1 only or both parts
Let me capture the spirit of your loved ones…
Call 1.713.521.1676 or
email me: hs@heidistraube.com or heidi@straubephoto.com.
Warm wishes,
Heidi

Peter Marzio, of MFAH, talks about his inner path…

Peter Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) died Thursday, December 9, 2010 at age 67. He was an amazing creative leader.
Read the whole article here…

I was struck by the following from the article…
What a wonderful expression of his initial inspiration and connection to his work:

“Although he had a poor academic record in high school, a pivotal experience at Juniata College launched his career. Seeing a projected image of Goya’s painting Forge during a lecture, Marzio was inspired to visit the real thing at the Frick Collection in New York.

“I sat down in front of it, and for the first time in my life, I thought I knew more than anyone in the world about something,” Marzio told the New York Times in 2000. “I had a sense of how it was organized and what it was about. It felt so empowering. It’s impossible to convey the feeling it gave me.”

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