Meditation and Photography is a new portrait series, I will be beginning to shoot for in 2016. The project aims at sharing the practice of mindful meditation with anyone who practices or is interesting in beginning a journey into peace and clarity. My journey began three years ago, at a time when I was feeling constantly overwhelmed with anxiety. I was introduced to a teacher and as I began my practice, I began to meet more like minded people, my anxiety began to fade. Suddenly, I could concentrate on my work, on my life again. Aspects of my life that weren’t beneficial or meaningful, began to fade and I started to feel much more in touch with what inspired me, not only with photography, but in every aspect of my life. A meditation practice is just that, a practice, something that takes time and work to develop. But, in today's super fast paced society, I believe that it is more important than ever to be in touch with the silence inside you. To be able to find peace within, no matter what the current conditions of your life are.
My Hope is that this project will find those who need it most. Those who need to find peace amongst the chaos, those who have long developed practices and have knowledge to share. I have no doubt that if you are inspired or intrigued by this project, we will connect.
My Goal is to reach people young and old alike. Those who have have established practices and have directly seen the amazing results of meditation and those who are interested in trying mediation for the first time.
How it Works
The process is simple, if you are interested in being a part of the project and scheduling a shoot, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name. a little bit about yourself, and why you are interested in the project. I will most likely respond within a day and based on situation work towards scheduling a day to shoot.
On the day of the shoot, I want you to treat it as just another day. I am located in Southern Rhode Island, based on your situation, we will decide on a location to shoot at. The location can be somewhere special to you, a quiet place outdoors, or somewhere you enjoy being. Wear something comfortable, that you don't mind sitting in. When we first meet, after introductions, I will photograph you. From there, depending on each situation and your experience, we will meditate for 20-30 minutes. If you have never meditated before, don’t worry, we can spend time going over basic techniques and I can even guide you through your first time. After we meditate, we will take a second for a few more photos and wrap up our session.
How to Get in Touch
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I have no doubt that this project will reach anyone who needs it so if you find yourself inspired, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, I would love to hear from you and look forward to meeting you and sharing this practice.