Spiritual Nature of Photography

"Photography as a spiritual practice: a discipline that allows me a thousand new perspectives on the world. A discipline that takes me to a place of reverence. To a place where I can be the watcher, the appreciator, the celebrator and, ultimately, just the lover of the incredible beauty it allows me to witness" - Dewitt Jones

Below is  a link to the Outdoor Photographer website with an essay called "Realizations" by renowned photographer
and OP columnist Dewitt Jones (excerpt above).  It includes his fantastically beautiful photo of ocean waves, and eloquent reflections on the meaning of
photography to Mr. Jones, to which I think many nature photographers can relate-



The Artist's Wais a book and philosophy by Julia Cameron (not the 19th Century British photographer) regarding art and spirituality.
"The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by American author Julia Cameron, together with Mark Bryan. The book was written to help people with artistic creative recovery, which teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. Correlation and emphasis is used by the author to show a connection between artistic creativity and a spiritual connection with God".- Wikipedia

Julia Cameron The Artists Way | Amazon.com 



Regarding art : Its not about money or fame. Its about the work and how it helps the individual to get a clearer view of existence. Its about personal growth, and seeing ,and helping others to see. Anything else is vanity. A.Cantante