History And Perception

Considering this  wrench, what was its history? How did it come to be? My reflection begins with the observation that someone, likely a man with dirty hands, placed the wrench on an oil drum inside a mushroom farm in Loveland, Ohio. Where was the wrench before that? Might it have been used in a factory, a […]

Flow

  “Going with the flow” has become a popular expression, suggesting that the better life strategy is to align with rather than resist what is happening. As guidance for individual behavior, paddling with the “current”—in the context of home, work and relationships—is certainly easier than paddling against it. The image of waving grass brought to […]

Knowledge And Imagination

  Appreciators relish detail. They follow the lines of interest and attraction as far as they can because observation, knowledge and reflection improve both the breadth and depth of experience. In addition to contemplating a finished photograph, which has been the emphasis of my offerings so far, I thought I’d provide some descriptions of going […]

History And Perception

In my first post I asked the question: What had to happen for the leaves and the photograph of them to exist? My observation was: Everything from the big bang forward. Perhaps because of the forms and textures in this image, the question that came to mind is somewhat related. Considering this particular wrench, what […]

Welcome

Welcome to Contemplative Photography, a weekly offering of photographic images with accompanying contemplations intended to demonstrate an approach to photography that contributes to appreciation, awareness, perception and the development of a personal aesthetic. Although the act of making photographs of any kind can be cause for appreciation and reflection, the practitioner of contemplative photography is […]