Perhaps photography sincerely, (albeit subconsciously), wishes to experimentally escort the world toward a compendious personal and collective change.
Innerly, I intuit that the camera «knows» potentially more about photography than what I can lay a claim to.
What it boils to really, is just how openly and receptively the impassioned photographer approaches, or exploits, his photographic domain. If you truly want your camera to use its inherent intelligence you have to allow it to «see» with you.
As long as the photographer shows thoughtfulness for all sentient beings and respects the living ghost, or creative spark, which normally inhabits all things…this respectful manner of approach should engender and inner, electro-magnetic relevancy that ought to help the outer world vibrate, synchronize and empathize with the photographer’s sterling purpose, or purity of intention.
…the transformative photographer embarks upon an intuitive, insightful path which opens into an innate understanding of how marvellously grand everything is…whether small or big, micro- or macrocosmic, minute or immense…it is all blow-your-mind incredible, in the sense that the «all of it» is simply awesome.
No more should a conscientious photographer uphold an attitude that conjures the old, covetous grasping way; nor should he ever stoop to pose in an ignominious posture of subtle avidity; nor ever, with an apparent pride of possessive accomplishment.
I do feel that the camera, if respected, really does lead me on and tells me intuitively at what precise, precious moment to click the shutter.
Approaching the world with a photographic eye, the transformative photographer must approach his pictorial quest with an open palm and a peaceful intention.
A correct and sensitive photographic addres allows the ever-interacting inner and outer worlds to resolve into a particular equilibrium point of peace and stillness.
Such a refined photographic perspective adjures the cultivation of a special attentiveness to the all of life, whether this leads into one direction, or another, or none at all.
Actually, art encompasses the wholeness of life and once the photographer realizes how much of artful living is living art, the whole poignancy of the drama fills him with an immediate sense of gratitude, a sense of thankfulness and a sense of constant prayer for the little and the great, the ordinary and the extraordinary, of what Life offers.