I use the camera as a way to see the truth.
Being shy as a kid I could hide behind the lens to spy on people,
to capture them unawares when they revealed themselves.
People reveal themselves in many ways - through their faces,
their clothes, and the places they live as well as the things
they keep, display or discard.
When I have a camera in my hand, I notice more.
I slow down enough to see the details and the beauty there.
What looks ordinary can be pretty extraordinary on closer inspection.
There's beauty in everything.
It's my meditation practice - the art of being here.