Photography as Spiritual Practice

Taking photographs can sometimes be a way to transcend judgment of certain experiences or sights. Judgment (whether it’s good or bad) about the objects and people around us can create a barrier to pure experience. By photographing something close up, the image becomes more about form than content. It helps me to find the beauty in something that might otherwise disgust me. Included here are photos from the last few days of domesticity.

 Mixing blue food coloring into yellow play dough   

Mixing blue food coloring into yellow play dough

 

 Cleaning the burners on the stove   

Cleaning the burners on the stove

 

 Bubbled over oatmeal on the stove   

Bubbled over oatmeal on the stove

 

 Dead spiders and moths and compostables in the sink

Dead spiders and moths and compostables in the sink

 Wanting a shot of tequila, discovering a cockroach in my cup   

Wanting a shot of tequila, discovering a cockroach in my cup