As a former academic, I spent most of my adult life being rewarded for overthinking. Steeped in theory and statistics, my world as a researcher was filled with concepts, hypotheses, qualifiers, and decimal points. I loved those things and still do.
But/and photography challenges me to immediacy: the visual impact of line, color, pattern, proportion, and rhythm . . . sensed unfiltered, in an instant, with minimal interpretation. As an antidote to overthinking, I aim to see with what Miksang contemplative photographers call a fresh eye.