When I, a year ago yesterday, started my simple project AN IMAGE A DAY, I was – amongst other things – inspired by Cynthia Newberry Martin’s wonderful blog 365 TRUE THINGS . But instead of using my daily practice as a way of catching myself, I turned my gaze outwards.
What I have discovered this last year, is that the practice of taking pictures – every day – can become almost like a kind of meditation. In times of great stress, I grab my camera and saunter off into the world, forgetting my worries, letting my eyes lead the way. For people like me, the monkey-minded ones, it seems that focusing on the outer world through a camera lens can function as a way to become more mindful. Deepening myself in the world I forget myself –
— at least for a little while.