|my camera and me (a love story)|
When I look around through the lens of my camera, I find things that usually go unnoticed, things that I am not able to perceive sometimes because my everyday life is too hectic, so I can´t take time to notice subtle details, and often, because my mind is not only busy, but also filled with preconceptions about what is important and what is not.
So, it allows me to:
find beauty in the ordinary things
realize the magnificence of life itself without additives or adornments
marvel at the unexpected appearance of things
become immerse in unknown places of my inner scenery
become aware of my uniqueness
claim my feelings
In short, it helps me to stay in touch with the present moment, to keep things in perspective and also, to represent them in a way that is true to my inner self
Somehow, my camera mends my vision and makes it wider and due to this reason, it complements my inner work. I had started a healing process which included changing the way I look to world and life before I started to take photos, but I have discovered that this is an awesome way to go into it in deep and reinforcing its results. So now photography is part of my daily practice, indeed is a sort of meditation
And as any other form of meditation, it helps me to look at things carefully and also, to focus my mind for self-consciousness purposes; it enhances my energy, develops my intuition and provides a sense of peace and joy. How couldn´t I love my camera?...
I am starting a 52 weeks project with a flickr group. This means I will taking a weekly photo with them, sharing a common theme. This my contribution to the first week