The reason I capture the beauty on this planet is best summed up by Joseph Campbell where he said that the 'The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.' The world is full of beauty. Everywhere we look there is something of beauty- a tree, a flower, a bee on a plant, a falling leaf, clouds, a sunset, a bird resting on a limb, a smiling face. If we just take the time to slow down and revel in this miracle that we call life, we would be more at peace and more content…….Photography, for me, was something that carried me through a rough time in my life; it helped me to feed my soul even when I was undernourished. In our modern culture, most folks are on autopilot- going through each day asleep–using each moment as a means to get to the next moment. Not truly understanding the power of each moment. I see my photography as a way to capture the ordinary, everyday things in a way that even the most unconscious person will recognize their beauty- each piece of nature is a reflection of god… beauty can be found in the most common things-even people… we all have a story to tell. I have a lot to learn, but think I am on the right path:)
My photos are also a reflection of my own personal spiritual journey where I have come to relish in the most unassuming things….Remember…..“When you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favor.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Tara Miller joined Pixels on October 3rd, 2012.