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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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.

Online Photography Radio at Blog Talk Radio with BodyMind Radio on BlogTalkRadio
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Judging Photography – The Person Behind the Image

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