…..miksang life……..julie dubose……








I stumbled upon this blog this morning…….. if you are intrigued by the issue of integrating miksang photography into the big world of photography, the blog repays a visit……..it strikes that it relates to all areas of endeavour……


The following is a list of sites Julie recommends……enjoy………

…..ordinary moments……the photography of rinko kawauchi……..

kawauchi……..the 34-year-old artist rinko kawauchi captures the beauty of ordinary moments which we often ignore. she speakes quietly of the profundity of quotidian things.  kawauchi has become one of the most celebrated japanese photographers of her generation. …..

kawauchi’s themes
of family, human interaction with nature and the cycle of life are photographed in pastel colours. her work reveals exquisite delicacy, achieved through sensate compositions, a careful attention to texture and the cultivation of a beautifully clear, clean, often whitish light. she interweaves sensitized ways of perceiving the world
around her, with the fleeting conflations of forms that make you wonder how one photographer mangaged to be present, attuned and ready to photograph so many pungent observations. once rinko kawauchi said:
‘for a photographer, it’s a necessity that you can shoot stuff magically. accidents are necessary, but after I take a photograph, it is not all done. I continue to work on it.’
she suggests that the editing and presentation of the work is as important to the final image as composing and taking the photograph itself. at times she presented her work
alongside her own haiku poetry.


…. Shinichi Maruyama….water sculptures………

The Kusho series consists of twenty-three large-scale color photographs that represent the interplay of black ink and water, both in midair and on white surfaces. The phenomenon that Maruyama captures-two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray-is the result of various actions and devices. The resultant images literally deconstruct the material elements of ink drawing and calligraphy, allowing us to see in extraordinary detail chemical and physical processes invisible to the naked eye. The split-second timing necessary to photograph these pictures is made possible by recent advances in strobe light technology, allowing the artist to capture phenomena in most instances at 7,500th of a second, and, in the few close-up images of droplets, at an astonishing 20,000th of a second.



These photographs are the work of a fellow art student, Eriika Szel.


Erika writes:  There is a dimension that we don’t understand. My work follows in man’s search for meaning.     

I believe every speck of dust has a marvellous soul, but to understand it, one must recover one’s magical sense of things.

My works are an existential search for an abstract presence, an intuitive search into the unknown.

As I reached the source of Light, I could see in. I cannot begin to describe in human terms the feelings I had over what I saw. It was a giant infinite world of calm, and love, and energy, and beauty. It was as though human life was unimportant compared to this. And yet it urged the importance of life at the same time as it solicited death as a means to a different and better life. It was all being, all beauty, all meaning for all existence. It was all the energy of the universe forever in one place.   –     The Tibetan book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

Erika kindly provided me with images of her work for my blog…..thanks Erika…….