There is a sub genre in photography called "Zen photography"
As Zen is about being aware of the moment, and accepting the moment, and trying to shoot nearly in mediatation
thus Zen photography comes naturally with an empty mind.
It is about
waiting for the moment , intuitvely without think about,
it is about
not planning to much in advance but strive and see what happens.
It is about
not the past or the future
Often it does result in minimalist images, reduced to the essentials!
Often Photographers in that sub genre shot only with a mechanical lens, sometimes even with film
to not rely on the technical side of photography, but on their inutition and their heart.
Here are two zen like images from my practise which you hopefully enjoy
And one totally different, from my beginning of digital photograpy, which I would work out totally different today, but some also need to embrace the status of where some come from!
of our universe
is ad infinitum
Are you a person who feels the rain,
or just get wet?
Can you see just the clouds
or the drama of light and shadow chasing each other?
In what we believe
if we believe?
As our universe is nearly infinite, we can assume
that the wonders and beauty of our universe are without end.
Now why can't we enjoy it?
So often we're running so fast and don't stop for a minute
for a moment.
Photography does that for me.
It stops me for a moment, for a minute and allow me to see the beauty of the world around me through the lens and try to catch the image I feel
while being there.
Today, after nearly 5 years of constantly shooting photography is a important part of me and it changed my life a lot.
Less TV most of all which is a bit passive,
but trying to get more active, into creating something,
and sometimes let other people get to feel the rain!
More here: https://plus.google.com/collection/oDyZX
or on my website: http://www.heikomahr-photography.co/
The Celestial series are digitally transformed of images
of clouds, moon, sun and stars and their spatial relationships.
The forms still look familiar to our eyes and mundane.
But on a second look there is a mysterium, something our senses
seem not to be able to understand in the first moment
behind our reality.
#abstract #celestials #sky #photography
Sometimes images make me smile
This one emerged from a sun shot...
Suddendly I saw a smile :)
I love it when photography smiles back to me.
Series Energy & Process - Lines of Light
The Energy and Process series consists of
multi-technique (Photography and PC) image, each is originating
from a digital photography, no additional textures or add ons.
The contrast of colors and free forms in those images remind me of elements, energies which react with each other, which seem to be alive in an ongoing process. I create abstract art which shows mundane things transformed into the unknown.
At the end of the day
Current Work and Musings about photography
I'm a man, a husband, a father, and a product manager most of the day.