Spirit always stands still long enough

June 2, 2011 · 0 comments

4-130-21  stock photo of Tibet, Monk circumambulating Labrang Monastery, Xiahe

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. — Minor White

One of my all-time favorite personal images, this scene of a praying monk circumambulating the Tibetan Buddhist Labrang Monastery shows both movement and stillness. It is one of those times when I realize that photography is not just a one-directional process. There are times when you go out to photograph and something happens,as if in response to your seeking, perhaps a hint of serendipity or a sudden awareness of connectedness, that suggests the universe is indeed co-operating in your creative ventures far more than you can ever expect or hope for.

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