Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

February 2, 2009

February 02 2009 A Demonstrative Push

Tai chi has been on my mind a lot lately, since I've been writing the site for my instructor. Also, I'm saving for a week-long intensive in the Utah wilderness in a few months. Since I'm practicing and learning new things, and the best way to learn is to watch, I go to other class meetings to learn with a different dynamic with different skill levels of people. Today, I watched specific moments of two whole forms I'm just barely catching the choreography for.

I was actually asked to take this photo because my classmate in the middle needed to see he was leaning, and my instructor couldn't find his camera. I turned off the flash due to the white everywhere in the walls, in the tunics, and in the light. And I took the photo when I was told to. The composition was merely to demonstrate differences. In short, this picture is my choice for today because it was not my picture. It was a moment of my day.

1 comment:

SRSmith said...

It's an excellent practice.
Recently I practiced Baguazhang (Taiji's sister) in a wild area of Utah (it's not technically wilderness) behind Goblin Valley.