Theosophy and the Society in the Public Eye

Photos by Richard Dvořák - # 9

Spring Fields, photos taken on an early evening in May 2014

I was on my way home from a Gurdjieff Group meeting in Bavaria, which is about a two-and-a-half hour drive on mostly country roads. Because of its extraordinary beauty, I wanted to take that first shot of a solitary tree, but on this stretch of the road there was no hard shoulder and it was not possible to stop the car. Consequently I had to drive quite a bit further, until I was able to leave the car on a parking lot and hiked all the way back to the location where I had spotted the tree.

Once back in my own car, only ten minutes down that same road, after passing some hills, I saw the same rapeseed fields hit by rays of sunlight against the dark storm cloud background, so I stopped and setup my tripod once more to take the other shots.

If photography is painting with light, I always look out for colors and contrasts. Many times I have to tweak the colors in post processing to get the right results - in this case the evening sun was just at the right angle, and all I had to do was selecting viewpoint and exposure.

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A note from Joma Sipe in Portugal – April/May

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Joma, the artist

Dear friends, 

As always, I am happy to inform readers of Theosophy Forward about what I have been doing recently.

Working on preparing the details and Artworks for my next exhibition in the city of Lisbon, that will happen later this year; you are all invited to come. I share some of the works that are going to exhibited.

Read more: A note from Joma Sipe in Portugal – April/May

Photos by Richard Dvořák

Beauty of Winter Light

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For me, photography is painting with light. I am always on the lookout for special light conditions - the actual motif and its positioning is what most often catches my eye, but before the actual capturing click, I spend most of the time rearranging the camera's position, while focusing on the background and the light behind the object.

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Kissing, Caring and Loving

David Grossman – USA

David, a professional photographer and life-long Theosophist, regularly contributes to Theosophy Forward. This time his theme is a rather intimate one: Kissing, Caring and Loving. The 2020 world is not really a harmonious, peaceful or loving place, though Love is supposed to be the cement of the universe. As the well-known Burt Bacharach and Hal David song goes: “What the world needs now is Love, sweet Love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”

So, let’s kiss, care and love …….

The 13 images are accompanied by quotations and sayings, underscoring the moments caught on David’s camera.

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It's the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world.

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A note from Joma Sipe in Portugal - December/January

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Joma Sipe, a gentle soul and fine artist

As always, I am very pleased to share with the readers of Theosophy Forward what I was up to recently.

Have been pretty occupied preparing the details of my major exhibition in the city of Porto. It took place between November 9 and December 6. Much needed to be done. I gladly show you the poster of the exhibition below.

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Photos by Richard Dvořák - SUN SHOTS

In this series I will focus on one specific quality of our sun. These photos concentrate on the nurturing quality of this star, a coming home induced by the warmth of the sun’s rays, and a providing and a letting be in its constant and punctual presence. The sun is too bright to be looked at directly, so we always need some kind of a filter, like a haze.

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This image is an evening shot, about 1/2 hour before sundown, taken in a riverbed close to Dehradun, India in mid-February 2016. The haze is a result from evaporated water and a very fine dust.

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When things are good!

David Grossman – USA

Note from the editor. David regularly contributes to Theosophy Forward. Last November we published his “When things are not so good” series. His current contribution, showing us quite the opposite, entitled “When things are good”, will certainly make you think and smile. David. a professional photographer living in New York with his wife and daughter, is a master in catching people’s emotions of any sort, but also those of his dog Pluto. The eight photos you are about to see represent the better and happier moments in our lives. The images are accompanied by quotations, underscoring the moments caught on camera.

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Home is where the dog runs to greet you. (unknown)

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