Through my photography, I hope to reflect surprising encounters with a world filled with wonder. Not always traditionally beautiful encounters, but paradoxical ones – simplicity in chaos, beauty in imperfection, the joy and sadness in impermanence. My goal is to present a view that you might not have seen or considered before, to have you see the subject in a new way. If you can sense the essence of the moment, then I’ve done my job.
* Most of my photographs are available for use – with attribution – through a Creative Commons license on Flickr.
* Follow my daily adventures in seeing at Instagram.
You will find most of my writing right here on my blog, beginning from November 2010. Please explore the archives. Listed below are articles I’ve written for other sites, as well as information about my book, Adventures in Seeing, which I published in November 2016.
In the Conversation with Kim Manley Ort – an interview with Leanne of The Creative Contemplative
Photography and the Web of Connection – Lee Aspland’s Blog
How to Pause and Learn to Make Better and Fewer Photos – Digital Photography School
A Love Affair with Western Ireland – on Maptia
Living a Contemplative Life through Photography – a guest post at the community site, Focusing on Life
The Fun and Freedom of Abstract Photography at Life as a Human, the human interest magazine for evolving minds
Patricia Turner (A Photographic Sage) on What Contemplative Photography Means to Me
Eileen Pardini on Practicing Reverence – Profile of Kim Manley Ort
Tiny Buddha – A Creative Way to Judge Less and Appreciate Life
The Inspired Way e-book by Ariane Hunter and Kate Watson
Digital Photography School – Review of The Practice of Contemplative Photography
Roots of She – Discovering my Roots
Satsuma Blog – What is Contemplative Photography?
Digital Photography School – 8 Photo Projects in your own Backyard
The Adventures in Seeing book includes 45 photographic “calls to adventure.” Click on the image below to learn more.
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