Autumn colour, Etang de Lers, Ariège Pyrenees, France - Image by Touching the Light

Discovering Manzac d’en Bas

Preparing for our “Joy of Seeing” photography workshops in the Ariège, I spent a weekend in November 2014 making acquaintance with my hosts Giles and Louise Nevill at Manzac d’en Bas

An hour south from Toulouse Blagnac airport, Manzac d’en Bas is a tradition French rural farmhouse set in rolling pastoral countryside with extensive views to the distant Pyrenees. Giles and Louise moved here from the UK in 2004 and have renovated the stables and cowsheds into modern, comfortable and well-appointed gîtes. It is here, with Giles and Louise as our hosts, that we will be extending our “Joy of Seeing” photography workshops in May 2015. Read more

2014_413216 - Wave Cloud, Sierra Nevada - image by Touching the Light

Riding the Sierra Wave, La Alpujarra

La Alpujarra in Spain, the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, is one of the world’s great places for lenticular wave clouds. Riding the Sierra wave is a wonderful highlight of our “Joy of Seeing” photography weeks, if we’re in luck.

The week was worth it for that one hour alone

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Dawn Alpenglow, Barosa, Pyrenees

Touching the Light – New Horizons

Most artists will say that they feel most connected with their current work.  I suppose it is a bit like a band playing a live gig – the audience always wants to hear the ‘greatest hits’, whereas the artist wants to play the new stuff. What does that mean for me as a photographer?

Last week, when presenting “Touching the Light”, my ‘greatest hits’, my landscapes and light images made in the mountains, I felt just a little disconnected, as if now is the time to change things around a little. It wasn’t so much about the talk; it was more about recognising where I am and where I have come from as an artist.

Does that mean I have fallen out of love with landscapes and light? Does it mean that I have changed my approach or am no longer motivated by the wilderness? Of course not. It is just that I am nowadays in the mountains much less frequently than I used to be, and there is a much broader portfolio occupying my creative attention.

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Extraordinarily Ordinary - Horsham Museum 2014

Extraordinarily Ordinary – Exhibition at Horsham Museum

“Extraordinarily Ordinary”, an exhibition of mindful photography by Ken Scott, showed at Horsham Museum from May to June 2014.

“Extraordinarily Ordinary” at Horsham Museum celebrates the present moment; sixty-four everyday things and fleeting happenings – abstracts, landscapes, people happenings and portraits.

When we become attuned to seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary, then suddenly there is new awareness and the world becomes fresh and delightful once more. When did you last really see what was around you? I mean, when did you really SEE what was around you? Read more

Mindfulness & Photography Podcast

Listen to Ken’s podcast interview with Dr. Keith Beasley from the BodyMind Institute on Mindful Photography. Mindfulness is a current buzzword in photography, but Ken has been practising photography in a mindful way for more than thirty years. Being responsive is about being in tune with our immediate environment, aware with heightened senses to the beauty of the moment.

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