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day to day delight: A Taran Nadler Photography Open House

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 7220 Southeast Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

The exhibit will showcase the work that first triggered my obsession with photography: the process of slowing down and re-learning to see the basic beauty in the world around us. The full sequence of exhibit photos can be seen here

My entry point to photography was walking, with a camera, where ever I was - whether it was exploring somewhere new, or retracing steps somewhere I'd lived for years. Without training or vision I wandered with the intention of finding photographs. It became my meditation. Although actual meditation was a constantly failed goal, walking slowly with my camera became my next best proxy.

The photo walks were/are a way of slowing down the world. When I'm by myself and looking, the way the world connects with itself is a source of constant amazement. Several blocks can take a half an hour, or 2 minutes, it just depends what scale I'm willing to let myself concentrate on. It feels meaningful because so much of everyday is packed to the brim with tasks and nexts and destinations. I love the excuse to meander, to get lost in what might otherwise be nothing, it is the getting lostness of it which spectacular. When I can slow down and change my perception, to see as someone present to where I am, the world contracts and each moment is its own bubble of wonder. 

 

The exhibit will be arranged in approximate chronological order and examines how this approach has (and hasn't) changed for me over the past seven years of practice.

Earlier Event: August 23
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Later Event: August 27
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