Posts Tagged Dharma art

The mind’s eye pt.2

“There are those who take photographs arranged beforehand and those who go out to discover the image and seize it. For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson 1999 The mind’s eye. Writings on photography and photographers. Aperture

In the moment

This photograph was taken while waiting for the start of the run ‘Not Since Moses’ in the Minas Basin, NS

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Art Beyond Gimmicks

“Any entertainment that aspires to art should not work with the audience like an advertisement. Trying to please the audience lowers the level of sophistication constantly…When you try always to please the audience, you have to produce more and more automatic gimmicks, more and more plastic…As artists, we have the responsibility of raising the mentality of the audience. People might have to reach out with a certain amount of strain, but it’s worth it.”

From Chogyam Trungpa, “Endless Richness,” in DHARMA ART

Seal and snow

 

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The basic principle of photography

“The basic principle of photography is viewing things as they are in their own ordinary nature. We should be willing to see a particular vision without expectation or conceptualization. We should have the perspective of being willing to take any kind of good old, bad old shot. We should be extremely careful and inquisitive about what we see in our world: what we see with our eyes, what we actually perceive, both how we see and what we see.”

“New Sight” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, Chögyam Trungpa

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