This morning I experienced a revelation. While I was in a cafe I noticed one of the girls cleaning. I stood there watching her. She asked me, “So, do you want to do some cleaning do you?” Initially I was shocked by her response and returned to my table. After a bit of time it suddenly occurred to me, perhaps I did want to do some cleaning to help her.
The whole experience got me thinking. As humans we have an undeniable desire to help each other yet we have structured society as a “us and them”. What if I did start helping her? Imagine if we applied this to every situation we came across everyday? We could transform the world as we know it.
“Photography is a very important part of my life. In the hard times it has been a great teacher and has encouraged me to see the beauty around me even though I may have been blind. It has often taught me to slow down and look at the world twice. For me, the process of photography is far more important than the final image. If anything, the final image is the conclusion to a journey rich in emotion and spiritual exploration. A photograph can express something that words often can not. Photography allows me to feel and to share that feeling with others who want to listen.”—N Egglington
“At the core of every man and woman is an intrinsic link with the natural world. To breath, to feel and to ebrace all that is natural is to know an inner peace unlike any other. To photograph it is humbling.”—N Egglington
“As popular as E-Readers are becoming, give me a printed book any day. There is something deliciously wonderful about the feeling of the pages in our hands, or the musty wooden smell of the paper. These are things digital technology deprives us of when we read a book.”—E
“The world around us is in constant change. Photography can freeze time allowing us to reflect on what was. It forces us to slow down and to digest our surroundings without experienceing sensory indigestion.”—E