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Yoga and Photography

8 limbs of Yoga and Photography


Hello, What is my ultimate goal in life? The answer to that is to perfect my dhyana samadhi in the ways of purposeful enlightenment. Why photography and not just be a monk inside a cave? The answer to that is how can enlightenment be experienced visually and auditory when it is not visual and audible for some but an experience. How can I translate the experience of samadhi to media. Another question arises from the question of why photography? My goal in life is to translate my experience of samadhi in film or imagery.


My samadhi experience is as simple as just being lucky with my pranayama. I was doing my pranayama work and when my body just jolted somewhere that made me feel bliss. It was partial not a full body experience but the reality of life became like the movies. The clouds smiled and the mountains near our village became something out of bollywood film, that experience made me want to show it in photographs and film making.It took me a couple of minutes to get back to my normal sense. Experiencing samadhi is priceless and I recommend people to experience it atleast once in a lifetime.


How to reach enlightenment? Enlightenment is just realization of the highest known, to me that is enlightenment, getting to a point of realization as a complete full absorption of thought and matter. A man realizing the full meaning of a topic or asking. That for me is enlightenment. Now how do we translate it to tradition it is simple Dhyana Samadhi completion. Samyama. It’s peak is enlightenment. It is easy to do. Methodology is to sit and meditate till you can fully reach a conclusion of its essence and meaning. Live like a sannyasi, walking the streets or sitting in meditation, it is hard at first but by time you just feel like a kid looking for answers in life. It is not that hard beggars do it all the time. Enlightenment is easy but mastery of what you know, can do and understand is what makes a difference.


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The big goal is to translate everything to imagery the experience, that is what I want to do on this website as a post but not as a mold for everything, there is a saying in chaos magick by Peter J Carroll “All is permitted and nothing is true.” the words applies to a healthy mind your enlightenment is not the highest of all for all is vast and all is permitted and the possibility of it not being true is always there for one thing in reality that is constant is change. Now putting time and skill in imaging has a dead line on how on our age of digital publishing can an experience be expressed? Light, shadow and subject the tools on this can be put on a sensor and on print.

From a chaos magician of the shadow path to a tantric disciple to a photographic enthusiast moving forward in time. What would be the future of information in images as translated. Let us enjoy the ride of the evolutionary truth of change and entropy.

Lazy Wednesday I Ran Out of Cash

I was counting my money and I owe the bank almost $1000 dollars. I only have less than a $100 in my pocket with low income cash flow, I decided to get serious with this blogging, from this day forward I will blog 500 words per post. I think that blogging rather than focusing on my photography is not a good idea but when it comes to getting your income right, you have to things like this. How can I open my studio? if I do not have enough income to sustain it.

Lets get into some psycadelic ramblings for now:

In my eyes I see hereos tons of them
Embeded in silver and metals
When will we take this to values more than a tree leaf
or the tree leaf really thus have more for it sustains

lets get into what light reflects
spectrums explored
being such, my ramblings mean not
you are to accept a bigger shock
like a rock to bind your love
or a rock and metal to bind your neck

earth is a good thing metals and paper
a wonderful thing, it limits and expands
contracts and expands
like a living being it exists
being experienced by the palms of our hands

Enough lousy poetry. lets talk now about photography. I used a Nikon SB5100 point and shoot on this one hand held and lazy. My title is about being lazy because it is really a lazy wednesday. I grabbed my camera as I count my money to pay for a drink and some tobacco. I was thinking I am getting poor but paying my bills is more responsible in todays world as the same or even more as getting a college degree. I remember the days when graduates who can’t find a job is being ridiculed for they cannot pay their bills, who can blame them? No one is hiring. The peoples of the world started to gauge success based on responsible spending and not getting into debt. I think it didn’t stick. That in mind, I wanted to put that in photography. How? I just took a photo and let my eye point me to where. being poor i guess makes a better message than showing my bill being paid. Does it make sense? I am just rambling. LMFAO.

Dirty money for it is dusty?

One day maybe I might produce a better shoot than scattering 1 peso coins on the table with zero lighting and a lousy flash metered to random perfection. Do you feel bored? I am now reaching the 500 mark number of words per article as of the moment. Do you feel the laziness and persistence mixing together just to reach that mark? I will show you a secret to success in photography. Buy a point and shoot and buy a proper full frame or APS -C sensor. Take photos everyday if you can and make it normal in your life. Explore humanity in ways that it will benifit yourself and others. Do not be intrusive in taking other peoples photos be in harmony.

A film making mantram is “If you enjoyed making the film, people will enjoy watching it. ” So do not be intrusive and irritate your subject just flow with it, set aside the know how for a while and the rules zen out and take photos. Rules and Exposure strategies is just light printing itself unto the sensor or film, it is not your job. Your job is to permit light to enter the sensor or film. You making that composition in partnership of light printing it makes the art.

The Fool Card Macro

The fool card 🙂