The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Inspired by David Bowie –

“Sometimes I wish that I could put myself in Duchamp’s place to feel what he felt when he put those things on show and said:

‘I wonder if they’ll go for this. I wonder what’s going to happen tomorrow morning.’

– David Bowie, 1998, New York Times interview

“Bidding to Own a Piece of David Bowie”
New York Times, 11/11/2016
@ 2016 Roslyn Sulcas

 

“How to Trick the Muse – Sting”

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Photo © 2016 Eric Ryan Anderson, New York Times
From the New York Times, ‘A Word: Sting’
“With ‘57th and 9th,’ Sting Changes His Mind About Rock”

An interesting interview with musician Sting – thoughts about how he creates music, his most recent album, “The Last Ship” opera, and reflections on living life to the fullest.

I liked the end of this little story about how he created the songs for “57th and 9th:”

“And then I’d play a trick on myself. I’d lock myself out of my apartment, on the terrace in the cold, and not come in until I’d finished a lyric. I had a cup of coffee and a coat. It was one of those things to put myself out of my comfort zone in order to trick the muse into playing ball with me.”

Always open to new tricks to engage the muse…

 

“Turn Around”

One can often become so seduced by something pleasurable,
that one becomes consumed by it.

So it was as I shot photographs of a beautiful sunset over the ocean.
Shifting tones of reds, shimmers on the water, each moment a new experience!

The light dimmed. I felt satisfied.
I had captured what I wanted, and turned to leave.

And saw this.
A scene behind me that captured my heart far more deeply than the classic sunset. The wind blown grasses, the curves of the hill, lovely subtle color behind…
I felt my spirit leap over and upwards into the clouds.

Only time for two fast frames and then the light was gone. But the thrill of that sight, the inner awe, will remain with me each time I see this image.

Turn around. Remain open.

That which best feeds your heart may come to you in unexpected places.

Image: “Windy Grasses Sunset”
© 2016 Heidi Straube


“Blizzard” Chosen for CCAA “All New England” Exhibition

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Save the Date!

Please join me at the reception for
the Cape Cod Art Association’s
special exhibition 
“All New England.”

My image
“Blizzard” –
First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod

has been chosen
to be one of the images celebrated

I promise to tell you fabulous stories of…
the magic of shooting photos in the middle of a blizzard
how I stayed warm (I may even show you a photo)
and why I am back on the Cape, after a year’s break,

for yet another winter’s beauty, expansiveness,
and nights by the fireplace

Perhaps you’ll want to stay?

Reception
October 20, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

 Exhibition
October 17 – November 13, 2016

Cape Cod Art Association
Photography Center of Cape Cod
3480 Main Street
Barnstable, MA  02630
508/362.2909

Image: “Blizzard”
First Encounter Beach, Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
© 2016 Heidi Straube

 

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