The Inner Path of Photography

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

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“That’s how the light gets in” – Winter Solstice 2010


“Moon, Venus & Jupiter” Taos, New Mexico, c. 2009 Heidi Straube

December 21…Winter Solstice…When the sun shines the least, and the darkness is longest.

I intended to write an article today about darkness vs. light, rebirth and hope, new beginnings and prosperity — many of the themes of the rituals and celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice.

But in the refrain of his song poem, “Anthem” Leonard Cohen captures the essence.

Like any good art, it needs no interpretation or expansion.

Listen…in your heart…it is for you.

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in”

A Fun “Muvee” from 2005

I have lots of creative projects that I’ve done that rarely were shared, because it was just too complicated.

But now you can upload things in so many different places and venues in minutes!

So here’s one of the first “muvees” that I created after visiting a good friend of mine that had been my neighbor in Houston and moved with her children to Alexandria, Louisiana.

Such a fun way to combine personal photography, music, and movement, and then have a gift to give my host.

I posted it on YouTube:

A Visit to Shannon (Mardis Gras Time!)

I make these professionally now, either as an addition to museum quality prints for my clients, or as an intentional endpoint from our photo shoot.

More samples to come!

What about you? Are you sharing your work with others? Let me know where you like to invite others to see your creativity.

New music to create by…

Amazing streaming radio station…Internet public radio out of Los Angeles from Santa Monica College…They’re not kidding when they describe themselves as KCRWEclectic24!

Wonderful nonstop music to create by…check it out

And the road goes on forever and the party never ends…

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, April 2010

Last month I was in Istanbul, now in Taos, NM, in a few days, Houston and Galveston, Texas! Where will the road lead next? Still enjoying the party of life…

Photo by Heidi…but thanks for a great line, Robert Earl Keen!

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