The inexpressable is the only thing that is worthwhile expressing.
—Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing

The book The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes, by Andy Karr and Micheal Wood, just arrived at the office and I am quite taken with the beautiful artwork and thoughtful insights within its pages.

via the Book’s Facebook page,

    This is a book that shows people how to see clearly, and how to photograph the extraordinary in the ordinary.

    Andy Karr is a writer, photographer, longtime meditator, and Buddhist teacher. He is also the author of “Contemplating Reality” published by Shambhala in 2007.

    Michael Wood worked as a commercial photographer in Toronto, Canada. After discovering Buddhist meditation, he began to synthesize his meditation experience with a fresh way of looking and seeing in his professional photography. He teaches contemplative photography workshops in North America and Europe.

Mission: To introduce a contemplative approach to photography to a broad audience. 

A few examples:

Andy Karr, Milk Lake, 2007.
Genice Wickum, Sonora, 2008.
Michal Wood, Boulder, 2010.
Andy Karr, Halifax, 2006.
Michael Wood, Boulder, 2009.

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