March 02, 2011
The inexpressable is the only thing that is worthwhile expressing.
—Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing
The book The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, by Andy Karr and Micheal Wood, just arrived at the office and I am quite taken with the beautiful artwork and thoughtful insights within its pages.
via the Book's Facebook page,
This is a book that shows people how to see clearly, and how to photograph the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, longtime meditator, and Buddhist teacher. He is also the author of "Contemplating Reality" published by Shambhala in 2007.
Michael Wood worked as a commercial photographer in Toronto, Canada. After discovering Buddhist meditation, he began to synthesize his meditation experience with a fresh way of looking and seeing in his professional photography. He teaches contemplative photography workshops in North America and Europe.
Mission: To introduce a contemplative approach to photography to a broad audience.
A few examples:
Image 1: Andy Karr, Milk Lake, 2007.
Image 2: Genice Wickum, Sonora, 2008.
Image 3: Michal Wood, Boulder, 2010.
Image 4: Andy Karr, Halifax, 2006.
Image 5: Michael Wood, Boulder, 2009.