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Taoist photography is of the moment

By jason - up to 2007 (archived) • Oct 15th, 2007 • Category: Loose Ends, News for Creatives (archives), Photography

 By Joleen Oshiro of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
“If Zen masters practice their philosophy through the art of calligraphy and flower arrangement, why can’t a photographer exercise his Taoist sensibilities through his camera?

The answer is, he can. Philippe Gross, a research psychologist who had his first experience behind the lens at age 8, empties his mind of mental chatter while observing the world with camera in hand. It’s all about staying present, he says.

“Life is full of precious fleeting moments and sometimes, when I am attuned to my surroundings, I am able to catch some of them with my camera,” he says.”

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