My purpose in writing this book is rooted in a desire to share, on a human level, some of the moments in my life that have significance to me as a photographer, and as a man.

While all of life’s moments are sacred, our ability to perceive their subtleties is often elusive. Perception can be achieved with a modicum of effort when we allow ourselves to stop. When we cease to do and allow ourselves to be, we can fully savor the moments as they flow over us.

I have found that I’m able to see much more clearly when I’m doing the least. Being conscious is the key to seeing. By being aware of what is around us, and then noticing that awareness, we allow our vision and perception to grow. It’s very difficult to do this on a regular basis. ...

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