Photography is my way of sharing a moment, a place, an emotion with another. Photography is discernment in capturing the interplay between light and dark, illumination and shadow, a way of choosing what is important and what needs to be let go of. Photography is my way to enhance an awareness of the artistry, beauty, and sacredness present in everyday experiences.
We live lives in a world of sensory overload. We are guilty of hearing, but not listening; eating, but not tasting; touching, but not feeling; looking, but not seeing. Photography encourages me to slow down and become interactive with my surroundings. The camera becomes my spiritual tool that helps cultivate a practice of being deliberate in what and how I see. Through photography, I can share those sacred moments I experience.
One does not need any technical proficiency as a photographer to experience simplicity. Simplicity is about cultivating your ability to see with the “eyes of the heart.” In biblical and mystical traditions, the heart is the seat of our whole being. To see with the heart, means we bring the whole of ourselves, all our senses, to whatever reality we are experiencing.
Photography is a record of the ever-changing face of Creation. All moments are sacred, but we walk around like they are not. But they are all holy and photography can help us experience those moments. A photograph can frame it so we can see that, “Ah! This moment… is sacred.”