Photography

“What To Call What I Photograph”

I’ve searched for years for the appropriate word of that which I photograph.

“Subject” makes it inferior, under me.

“Object” too cold, unfeeling.

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“The Three Levels to a Work of Art”

There are three levels to a work of art, to a photograph.
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“Fusing with the Subject”

This hand is you and your other your spouse. Bring them close together, then have them touch – and then interlock them.

You have now created a new Entity: the two of you fused as One. This is Fusion, this is Love.

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“Nature, Ever Abundant”

No matter
how many pictures
I take,
the tree’s love
is never diminished.

Nature
is ever-abundant.

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“The Healer and the God Within”

The Photographer as Healer must first have found God in himself to then find God in the subject.
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“Painting and the Depiction of Form”

Photography freed painting from having to depict form.
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“Revealing the Tathata”

Every photographic subject, however allegedly non-sentient, has its Spirit, its Thusness – what the Buddhists call Tathata.
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“Every Photo an Arcadia”

Every photograph should be, in a sense, a picture of Arcadia – “an area of central Greece whose inhabitants legendarily enjoyed their music and dancing undisturbed by war and toil."
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“A Basic Role of the Photographer”

A basic role of the photographer as healer: to proclaim for us that this rock, this tree, whatever, is Spirit as matter. That we may Know this of ourselves, and then of all.
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“Pure Art”

What could make pure art?  Obviously it cannot be created with notes of music and instruments, nor with paints and brushes, nor with cameras, nor with marble and chisels, since every medium has gross limitations. A medium is not full of life. We can bring it to life, but by itself it does not live.

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