Last week my friend, Douglas Beasley, hosted a workshop titled Zen and the Art of Photography at the Open Center here in New York. Doug’s fine art photography explores how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. In the workshop, he spoke through his practice, introducing to us how he integrates a spiritual path with his practice of photography. Through a slide lecture of his beautiful photographs and a open group discussion with 30 other photographers in the room, he showed us how photographs can act as prayer-like offerings or as departure points for our visual journeys.
I met Doug while I was living in Minneapolis as a fine art photographer. I was fortunate enough to get to know him through his exhibitions in town and while we traveling for a commercial assignment through out the US. Doug is a fantastic artist, a great teacher, and has a kind open heart.
Please take a look at his website and visit him when he exhibits in New York later this year!