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Michael C. (M, 51)
Hawaii, US
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    I've been out of rhythm for awhile w/ serious photography, usually only taking snaps, flickr, etc. Though lately, I've re-engaged the medium, and started shooting again, using the camera as more a tool for observation, study, and awareness. With conscious efforts to slow down, pause & inhale the energy of forms.

    I go through different phases, when lugging a camera around can feel like a total burden, buffering me from genuine experience. Whereas other times, it's has quite the opposite effect. Bringing one in closer contact with the now moment, framing presence. The photo experience becomes a means of establishing contact – with a tree, a person, a vibrational frequency, a feeling, or a certain lightness of being.

    This is the first series, I hope of many, I'd like to share with you.

    After having eggs one morning, the residue left in the mixing cup hardened, leaving a fractal like history of energy dispersion. The simple everyday artifacts of a morning breakfast, transform into a muse.

    We brought these pieces back with us from Mykonos, Greece. They possess such a radiance of form, texture and patterning, of which my eyes never tire of.

    We bought this from someone on Queen's Day in Amsterdam for 50 cents. Score!

    A casual walk in the park can reveal the secrets of the universe. Though often in hushed tones. Yet if one listens/looks attentively, the subtle & complex come forth.

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    meika     Mon, Mar 3, 2008  Permanent link
    i'm jealous of the cup sediment cracking photos, but I'll just wash 'em up next time too now its been 'done' !
    folkert     Wed, Mar 5, 2008  Permanent link
    great stuff MC. Would love to see you explore these subjects more elaborately and with participation of everybody on the site.
    danthonymous     Mon, Mar 17, 2008  Permanent link
    keep it up