March 23, 2012
What I love most about photography as a spiritual practice is the way it deepens my appreciation of the beauty of life. When I truly slow down to see and appreciate what is right before my eyes, beauty and mystery become part of my daily life. I try to see the beauty in all things, and in all people as a result of photography. It gives me the most joy when my inner experience of the moment is reflected in the image I capture. This is happening more often now that I have some simple practices that help me really stop, before I point and shoot.
I want to continue to let go of trying to "get the shot". I want to focus more on the satisfying experience of feeling more alive, awake and connected to life simply because of the attention I am paying to whatever may present it's self to me in the moment.
Greetings! I am an artist & author of Flow-tography, with a studio at the Boston Center for the Arts. I also have a creativity and innovation business, Ideas With Merritt. Before starting that, I worked at Polaroid for 15 years & loved every moment.
We had a fantastic morning of shooting in beautiful light. Thank you all for attending. What a great group! Looking forward to seeing you soon.