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Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.

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Project

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Instagram - Imaging the Tao Te Ching

This project began as a rediscovery and daily study of the ancient wisdom contained in the Tao Te Ching, attributed to Lao-tzu, possibly a contemporary of Confucius who lived from 551-479 B.C.E. I wanted to share my own impressions of excerpts from each of the 81 Chapters, attempting to find images from my own work that gave visual expression to the wisdom contained in the verse.

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About me

Chris Allen

Fine Art Nature Photographer, Photo Tour Guide, Workshop Leader

Chris’ passion for photography began in childhood and took flight during his second year of college when he switched majors to photography from education, music and German.

Graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in photography, his career took an altogether different path through a decade of teaching meditation, followed by a 35-year career in sales and business development.

Relocating to Asheville with his wife Bonnie in 2005, rekindled his photography passion which quickly became contagious to Bonnie, already a skilled artist.

In 2018, Chris retired from his sales career to work full time in a photo tour business in partnership with Bonnie. Chris also conducts workshops on “Self-Discovery & Creative Empowerment Through the Lens”, using photography as a vehicle to deepen the connection with one’s own inner spirit and the world we are creating.

Website

https://www.ashevillephoto.tours

Skills

ON1 2019
75%
Lightroom
85%
Nature Photography
90%

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