Photography is a journey for both the viewer and the photographer. The images invite us to experience the feelings photographs evoke in each of us. I love recording images of gates, doors, ladders and ruins because they often evoke the emotions I like to share. My hope as a photographer is to offer feelings of hope, potentiality and peace through the photos I share with others. My goal as a spiritual companion in photography is to offer tools to help individuals experience photography as a spiritual practice. I also hope to offer avenues to use photography as a means to explore the internal life. Read more about my story....
My process: Meditation is a large piece of the process for me. Photography feeds my soul from the starting place of centering before I leave the house, to receiving the image and onto looking at them on my computer screen at the end of the day. My hopeis to share with you, the viewer, what I saw when I was out with my camera and to evoke the sense of quietness I believe photography can bring into our lives. With this in mind, I do very little to change the image from what I experienced in the field. The images you see on these pages, and eventually on your walls are what I encountered when I went out with my camera.
Language: The words we use to describe photography also carry emotions. I try to use peaceful words like receive and record rather than harsh words like capture, take, shoot or shot. When we push the shutter button to record an image we are actually receiving light into the camera thus "making" an image rather than taking it. I hope you too, will think about the language you use to describe photography.
in Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts a store I own with 1 other female artist in Old Town Albuquerque, NM (1919 Old Town Rd, NW). Besides carrying our own art we sell the work of many other artists in a variety of mediums.We are located in Plaza Hacienda just west of the Albuquerque Museum Parking Lot.
Living into the Answers: A Workbook for Personal Spiritual Discernment (Upper Room, 2008)
Listen for God's Leading: A Workbook for Corporate Spiritual Discernment (Upper Room, 2009).
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V. Isenhower Photography PO Box 67436 -- Albuquerque, NM 87193 505.321.1207 Storefront: Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts 1919 Old Town Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM Plaza Hacienda (west side of ABQ Museum parking Lot)