Editor: Gloria Lee
Whatever work I’ve done,
whatever I have thought,
was praise with my body
and praise hidden
inside my head.
14th Century North Indian mystic
via Along The Way on Yahoo
Thought divides knowing into a knower and the known,
loving into a lover and the beloved, and perceiving into a
perceiver and the perceived. As such, it is thought alone
that abstracts a subject and an object from the seamless,
unnamable intimacy of pure Knowing or Experiencing.
~ Rupert Spira
“We are a sense apparatus for raw life, raw consciousness,
which feels through us as instruments with five or more
senses.” ~ Mukti
Over the years I have delighted in sharing photographs here,
with our brilliant Alan Larus being the main source. Sometimes they
go with words or poems, and one reflects the other. Or wordless,
the image speaks alone. I am excited to have found a whole video
of good photographers saying what they want to convey with their
images, and what of themselves goes into their work. It’s fantastic
listening and viewing.
“As soon as I was with those animals, I realized I was home
in a way, and I knew I could be a voice for things that can’t
talk,” says wildlife photographer Michael Nichols. Discover
how Nichols pushes boundaries to tell stories in unique ways
and capture never-before-seen views of rare animals.
Michael Nichols on Never Looking Back 2 min. video
He has photographed nearly 30 stories during his time with
National Geographic and considers the ultimate success of
his photographs to be their influence in creating national
parks to protect land for animals. —Caitlin Kleiboer,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Next, go here and click on the video with photographers faces to hear a bit from each.
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/15/the-photographers-on-photography/ 5 min. video