A wish for 2015 – Beginner’s Mind

mickyates Photography, Poetry, Prose 0 Comments

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 …

Memory, Narration and Curation in Photography

mickyates Leica, Photography, Prose, Writing 0 Comments

In recent meetings and photo shoots with friends, I have been attempting to self-appraise my photography – when do I shoot my best work, when do I not? Perhaps a little presumptuously, what is my signature style, when am I doing a good job? And therefore what should I focus on in 2015? Having been a “serious” photographer my entire post-teenage life, …