Join us for the presentation with Jeff Kelton, Ph.D. "The Hunter’s Gaze, the Seduction of Place and the Art of Photography".
In everything we do there is a story. The more you find and tell your story the more your photography will come alive. Photographs come to life because they have energy. This energy is imparted when the photographer and the Place being photographed are aligned. With alignment energy is transmitted.
To develop this alignment requires a special kind of attention that is alert to how Places “flirt” with us.
This presentation will offer a perspective on how we interact with our environments and how, through the lens of our “life story”, we can make compelling photographs.
The approach described is grounded in a process Jeff has developed called GlobalWalkaboutsTM.
Several experiential exercises will be offered to explore ways to engage a Place.”
Jeff Kelton, Ph.D. has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1982. He now practices as a transformational life coach. Originally based in New York City and now living in San Francisco, his work is rooted in Process Work, an approach developed by Dr. Arnold Mindell, author and founder of the Research Society for Process Oriented Psychology. Dr. Kelton, as a consultant, workshop presenter and world traveler, has spent extensive periods of time in Australia, Cambodia, England, Germany, India, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Thailand as well as many places in the United States. He is the developer of the GlobalWalkaboutsTM Process which facilitates how we can dialog with the Spirit of Places. He is currently writing a book about this and the psychology of travel and issues of cross-cultural exchange. In addition he is a practitioner and teacher of the Chinese systems of Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, and Yin Jin Jing. He has also studied with masters of various meditation traditions including Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism and Hindu Tantrism. As a photographer he has presented slide shows on topics ranging from trekking in the Himalayas to religious life in Buddhist cultures and has exhibited his work in galleries.
We are meeting at the Sports Basement - Bryant Street store meeting room in San Francisco. Parking is on the street and in the garage (entrance from Florida Street). Go to the basement meeting room "Grotto". Snacks and drinks will be served.
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6 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Socialize, network, refreshments.
This is a perfect networking opportunity in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your portfolio, photos, books or new photo gadgets to share with the group.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Presentation
8 p.m - 8:30 p.m. Q&A