Thin Places and Photographic Creativity Workshop

Thin Places

A Thin Place: A place to go to feel at peace, a place to be in touch with one’s origins, a place to go to feel one's natural self, a place to be in touch with one's soul.  It’s a place where the veil between heaven and earth, between the sacred and profane, between our creator and ourselves, is lifted and we connect in an intimate way with the universe.

We have all, I hope, felt this once or several or many times in our lives. It could be alone at the ocean, or in the desert, the mountains, or even a cathedral. And, just perhaps, is could be while with another who is in a similar state of seeking - seeking what we may not know but with an openness and experience and seek and commune with our higher power.

 

Photo Creativity

So how does this relate to a photography workshop you might ask? Through a series of readings, meditative exercises, solo and small group wanderings (camera in hand), we'll be open to experiences of all our senses and begin to intuitively develop the awareness of translating feelings and experiences with the medium of photography.  We spend time along the lake shore and in the forest primeval.  We explore the creative potential of photography to record our feelings and experiences in ways you have not have thought about before.  And we'll add in some music as well to lift the Spirits in more ways than one.

Details

The first Workshop was successfully held in mid-August 2014 at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.  The next workshop will be offered in April 29 to May 5, 2018 at Grunewald Guild Center near Leavenworth, Washington.  Details will follow in November. If interested, please send me an e-mail and I'll put you on the interest list. E-mail address: chuck(at)chuckkirchner.com.