Sometimes we benefit from a change of perspective on things. It’s helpful in photography, particularly when one is at a creative impasse, to view the world from a different angle, to get away from stereotypical images, from doing things as we usually do them, in order to look at the world with fresh eyes.
I had the opportunity to go on a photography retreat for several days recently and often found myself looking at things from above, a viewpoint not normally a part of my imagery.
Looking down on an expanse of space, whether it is in the city or in the mountains, puts me in awe of the beauty and vastness of God’s creation and of the creativity that we exercise, as we try to create a peaceful and just world to live in.
Connecting with creation in a positive way has given my practice of photography a spiritual element that helps me to deepen my appreciation of the gifts that God has given me and my desire to take care of them.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:2)