A wish for 2015 – Beginner’s Mind

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I first posted a version of this in 2010, on mick’s leadership blog. It still seems highly appropriate, though this time in a “photographic” context. I got a little acquainted with Zen in the 1960’s, part of my own quest for “truth”. And whilst many other philosophies and concepts have entered my mind and been very helpful since, I have never forgotten the …

Photography is writing

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I just read this, written by Tom McCarthy, novelist, in Aperture 217, Winter 2014 “Perhaps in the end the difference between image and word isn’t relevant. Because ultimately it’s all scriptural: things such as light or ink mark and are recorded on surfaces, and that’s an event of writing. I also don’t think there is a massive categorical distinction between …