Friday, October 27, 2006

Miksang - Level Two - Sidewalks

In Level 2, we tried to capture the 'ness' of various everyday 'things'

In Miksang, you do not attempt to do anything...

You simply 'open' yourself to seeing without any barriers...

Barriers such as the concepts of photography...

or the labelling of an object as something...

or an opinion on an object, for example whether you like it or not...

In a sense, you are meditating...

Keeping everything still, letting eveything in, and seeing something that resonates with you...

To be honest, without some training, I doubt one could really capture a Miksang photo...

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In this assignment, we went out the door and tried to capture the 'ness' of sidewalks....

We walked along sidewalks, looking down, and then stopping when something jumped out at us...

This is one example....

Don't judge it...just look at it. Damian

1 comment:

Ivan said...

Nice, simple image, but looks a tad over-exposed to me...That apart (trying to free my mind, here), I love the simple shape, the contrast against the earth. It's placement looks a little artificial but that may be coincidental. Pleasing to the eye, if a little lacking in punch. Prefer the washing line image.