My photography is in the Miksang Contemplative Photography style. Miksang photography is a Shambhala Buddhist Contemplative practice that focuses on direct perception of the world, without conceptualizations; it is photography that connects the photographer with non-conceptual awareness.
Often with this type of photography, the photographer will be stopped in their tracks by perceptions that completely interrupt the flow of mental activity, that freeze them in the moment. The craft is to capture that moment with the camera so that people viewing the photographs can then have the same experience.
With Miksang photography, there is no staging; no altering of the environment, the shot, or the images before, during, or after the shot is taken. What you see in these images is what I saw at the moment I took the pictures.
2014 – First Place in Professional Photography category in the Katy Area Artists juried Winter show.
2013 – Represented by Art Fusion Galleries, Miami www.artfusiongallery.com
2013 – 2 pieces exhibited in the Dragonfly Gallery juried Miksang Photography Exhibit "Beauty is in the Reality You See" Nov 2013 – Jan 2014
2013 – 3 pieces exhibited in the "No Where But Texas" 5th Annual AOT Dallas Show Nov 2013 – Jan 2014
2013 – 1 piece exhibited in the “Geometry in Nature” Silverwood Park juried exhibit Oct – Nov 2013
2013 – 1 piece exhibited in the “Texana” show at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art August 23- September 20, 2013
2013 – 5 pieces exhibited in the 15th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition at the Upstream People Gallery
2013 – 1 piece exhibited in the Idaho Falls Arts Council’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibit, March 9 – June1, 2013
2013 – 2 pieces exhibited in the juried Masur Museum of Art 50th Annual Juried Competition March 2 – June 8, 2013
2013 – 5 pieces exhibited in the International Collective 2013 at the TVAA Downtown Gallery, Dallas, TX, April 4-30, 2013
2013 – 1 piece exhibited in the juried EKU Chautauqua National Exhibition Crossroads February 2013
2012 – Shambhala Times Community News Magazine (online)
• Winner of Snapshots of Basic Goodness Competition - November 2012
• Winner of Snapshots of Basic Goodness Competition - December 2012
2011 – ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) juried Portfolio Review