Friday, October 27, 2006

Miksang - Level Two - People

In this assignment, we had to find the 'ness' of people...

We did this by splitting our small 4 person class into 2 groups

Each group sat at a table, with each person sitting in front of the other

In a park in Halifax

One person was the photographer and the other just sat there and looked at the camera

The photographer had to capture the moment when the person looking was completely relaxed, not posing or playing with the camera

When the true 'ness' of that person came out for a brief second...

The photographer could only capture this moment, if he/she was 'in the moment' and feeling the other person...

This is Helen....

Damian

5 comments:

Ivan said...

Does the Miksang course also teach you to write about Miksang with "..." after each sentence, to evoke a feeling of ancient mysticism and other-wordly-"ness" (hee hee). Sorry D. I do like the Miksang images, but I definitely see them as indistinguishable from normal "detail" photography shots. Sorry. Keep them coming though. They are nice. But post some landscapes/other stuff too.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that is why I don't think you can shoot Miksang without taking a course.

During the class we show our images to each other and this one was considered to be on the dot.

But I agree. Without studying Miksang one would not be able to see...

And yes. It is all about feeling rather than thought, and 'I did this by doing this and this and that and made sure of this, blah blah blah...' To me, that too can be rather dull...

Miksang excites me because...

1. I was shooting Miksang images even before I had heard of it,

2. It is another style of photography that matches no other

and 3. It takes me out of this bloody world...even just for a moment...

Damian

Ivan said...

I bet you any money I could shoot Miksang without taking a course.

Watch this space for details...

Cheers
Ivan

Ivan said...

You said it yourse;f - you were shooting Miksang before you'd even heard of it, therefore you CAN shoot Miksang without taking a course... Got you ;-)

Ivan said...

What Damian doesn't tell us is that Helen is actually the person in the distance, over the other lady's left shoulder...Also, what's all this about you "feeling the other person"? Does Sue know about this???