The Nature of nature photographers
This poem by Moshe Safdie has been widely circulated but I found it pertinent to nature photography (and photographers) and thought it was worth posting again:
He who seeks truth shall find beauty.
He who seeks beauty shall find vanity.
He who seeks order shall find gratification.
He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed.
He who considers himself the servant of his fellow being will find the joy of self expression.
He who seeks self expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.
Arrogance is incompatible with nature,
Through nature and the nature of the universe and the nature of man we shall seek truth.
If we seek truth, we shall find beauty.
Mr. Safdie is an architect who presented this at a TED conference in a talk on the uniqueness of buildings. The TED site contains hundreds of videos from leading thinkers that are presented at an annual conference. Some very thought provoking topics and well worth bookmarking for future study.