Camera Position 210 : The Calming Camera
Published at : 31 Dec 2020
I can't think of a time in my life that has been more disconcerting than this last year. The pandemic and the disruption to our daily routine. We don't work the same, we don't socialize in the same way, we don't go out or see friends or family. We are certainly in strange and uncertain times, a situation that brings anxiety to many.
I’ve discovered that for me the disquiet of our time is calmed by the camera. I’ve learned that spending some time exploring some part of the world through the lens takes me away from the chaos and uncertainty and brings me back to center. It doesn't matter if I just take a walk around the kitchen in the warm morning light or grab the camera and spend a few minutes just outside the front door seeing what the siding looks like in the rain, if I take some photographs, it helps push disquiet away.
Moving my cognition over to the right side of my brain - the creative side - lifts the weight of the world from me. How about you? Do you find that raising the camera to your eye is a component of helping you create balance in your life? Let me know what your routine is below or on the podcast Facebook page.