Recently, I received the following quote in an email correspondence:
” Abhyasa (practice) is a dedicated, unswerving, constant, and vigilant search into a chosen subject pursued against all odds in the face of repeated failures, for indefinitely long periods of time.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
The sender was a stranger, and I have no idea why she included this quote. But I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately. I’m not one to give up, nor am I afraid to make mistakes. Instead, I welcome and learn from them. With regards to photography, I continue to strive for improvement, even through missteps, setbacks, and experiments, and it’s become a life pursuit with no end in sight. So it seems that I’ve been following Abhyasa. I like this.
This image was made in The Buttermilks, West of Bishop, CA. It was created using T-MAX 400 on a Toyo 4×5 large format camera. #sierranevada #believeinfilm #mikebodenphoto