“Seeking the Buddhahood of the Subject”
Saicho (766-822), the Japanese founder of the Tendai school, taught of the Buddhahood of all phenomena.
Whenever I photograph, I seek the Buddhahood of the subject, whatever it may appear to be. I must first feel that it is Alive! with spirit before I may press the shutter. And the more I meditate beforehand, the more Alive! the subjects are.