One of the magical things about photography is the transformation that takes place when you photograph something.  Something that inherently has very little going for it, in terms of interest you take in it, can become infinitely more interesting when rendered as a photograph. ~ Grant Mudford*

wire stitching machine
Boston wire stitcher

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Tao of Photography

PL Gross & SI Shapiro


4 Replies to “transformation”

  1. The picture matches perfectly with the spirit of the sentence.

    Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters.
When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains,and waters are not waters.
But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest.
For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains, and waters once again as waters.


    1. ….the reflection of the world in the consciousness that, like a clear mirror, has nothing in itself and neither adds to nor takes away from the thing it reflects ~Joel Hoffman, Japanese Death Poems

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