Line of Calmness

 

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To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.
Friedrich Nietzsche

the privilege

Photography cannot be rushed. We always take our time to pre-visualize the image before we make the shot. Often time when it’s done in a hurry, we overlook small details that would make a difference in a photograph, which won’t turn out as pleasing or ’emotional’ (according to my book).

I enjoy making photographs that has emotions to them, it can be sense of affection, despair, grief, love, sorrow, warmth, melancholy, or happiness. It’s not much about capturing someone who is laughing, or ‘seizing the moment’ of that emotion, but more of what we human being are freely to express through how we see things in life. What a wonderful privilege we have to feel what we want to feel when looking into a scene.

I was very blessed to be companied with two great spirits in 2015 Thanksgiving to Sedona, Arizona. Though it was a short journey, it was filled with unspeakable joy. Thank you my love R.R. and O.M, and thank You Lord for placing us in Your creation on earth.

Your creation always heal me.

 

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One of my favorite images in the R&M photo story.

Trying to capture the moment of being alone, the sense of freedom as no one finds the subject.

When making each image, I constantly think about how I would be the subject and expressing what I would feel at that time. I remember I enjoy going to watch a movie myself, eating by myself, or taking a walk myself.

It might sound sad, however, it is that moment of having your own time, for yourself. Precious.