Sriram Janak – Photography

Mind seeing…



  I shut my eyes in order to see…

                    The poet, the painter, or the photographer who is locked into only the visual phenomena

                               may miss the heart of what was actually being experienced…



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                Internationalization closes


                                   many doors…



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                   Do not go where the path may lead,

                              go instead where there is no path and leave a trail


                                                                    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



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                  Enjoy the mystery .

                        All the good stuff is hidden in the dark corners.


                                            It’s what gives life a sense of vitality…



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                The brush paints by itself,

                     the dance dances itself,

                             the poem writes itself.

                              There is no longer a gap between artist, subject,

                                      audience, and life…



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              Just see, just hear, just taste,

                just touch, just smell,

                just see a thought without the need to give it a name or identity.

                      This way of perceiving will then begin to translate


                         into the way you express yourself through your art…



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   Only that day dawns to which we are awake


                                     ~`Henry David Thoreau



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              Develop the ability to experience things directly, without evaluation.

                           You will be able to see, hear fell taste, smell…

                    As your attentiveness and awareness increase with practice….

                              you will begin to notice little things that you have been seeing everyday

                                   but barely noticed in passing…




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  Only that day dawns

                          to which we are awake


                                     ~`Henry David Thoreau



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Each one of us is n artist

   Whether we realize it or not…



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              When you learn to trust yourself implicitly,

                    you no longer need to prove something

                                  through your art…



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  If the energy is really flowing freely,

                   the brush paints by itself. the camera pictographs,…

                                    .the sculpture forms…the words write… 



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              To be nothing…to want nothing…

                     to do nothing…

                                      it has to be experienced…



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( Words: zen arts, Minor white, Ryoken, Zen creativity…)


    Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful new year…:-) 




50 responses

  1. Thank you for opening a door to beauty, my dear friend.
    A blessed and peaceful 2014 to you too, Sriram! 🙂

    December 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

    • Thank you Marina,..have a great year too…:-)

      December 28, 2013 at 8:42 am

  2. Wonderful thoughts, insights and images. Thank you!

    December 28, 2013 at 1:24 am

    • Thank you so much. Have a great year…:-)

      December 28, 2013 at 8:43 am

  3. My best wishes for a peaceful 2014. Thanks for magical words and photos.

    December 28, 2013 at 4:21 am

    • thank you so much…have a great year…:-)

      December 28, 2013 at 8:43 am

  4. Spectacular Beauty for all to see, Wonderful images Sriram, And thank you for bringing us the sights so that we may see… Wishing you a wonderful 2014 also.. May it keep you safe and bring ever more delights for us to behold through your eyes 🙂

    December 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    • Dear Sue
      thank you so much for your blessings and for being here.
      best wishes for a healthy, peaceful new year.
      take care

      December 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

  5. Absolutely beautiful images and words. Have a wonderful and peaceful New Year, too! Looking forward to more great images and writings! Warm wishes from simple cherishes.

    December 29, 2013 at 12:38 am

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. have a great year ahead.
      take care

      December 29, 2013 at 8:25 am

  6. masterful!
    all the best to you in the year to come!

    December 29, 2013 at 2:59 am

    • Thank you 🙂
      have a great year…:-)

      December 29, 2013 at 8:26 am

  7. this is the best thing ever. I needed to read…remember…and then forget to remember. To be without the “see” or “me” again.

    so well put. the photos accompanying the gentle admonitions are really well thought out. …or are they?…maybe they just are.

    I am bookmarking this page forever!

    December 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    • Dear Charron..
      Thank you so much for being here. happy you liked this post.
      whether the pictures accompanying these words are well thought out…?
      I myself ..i am not sure…:-)
      thank you for re-blogging this post.
      have a great year …
      take care

      December 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  8. Reblogged this on Charron's Chatter and commented:
    This says it all. An incredibly inspiring post.

    December 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    • Thank you Charron…for your kind words..:-)

      December 29, 2013 at 11:07 pm

  9. i understand. thanks

    December 30, 2013 at 2:31 am

  10. A Masterpiece! Very inspiring. Have a wonderful New Year my friend 🙂

    December 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words..:-)
      have a great year

      January 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

  11. Absolutely wonderful post Sriram, some amazing images–I especially like the last but they are all terrific. Have a wonderful 2014!

    December 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    • Thank you Tina…my wishes for a wonderful year ahead…:-)

      January 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

  12. Thank you, Sriram, for reminding us to be open and notice the beauty in the ordinary around us. I enjoyed these ‘works of art’ immensely.

    Blessings for 2014 ~ Wendy

    January 1, 2014 at 12:50 am

    • so kind of you Wendy..
      My wishes for a beautiful year ahead…:-)

      January 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  13. So beautiful! Thank you.

    January 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

  14. This serie of photos is absolutely breathtaking.
    Marvellous ! Thank you.

    January 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    • Happy you liked them…:-)..thank you for being here

      January 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  15. Dropping in to wish you a Very Happy New Year Sriram… Best wishes for 2014
    Blessings Sue

    January 8, 2014 at 3:18 am

    • Thank you sue for your blessings..My best wishes to you for a great year ahead..

      January 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

  16. An exquisite post… In silence spoke the images that you have captured so magnificently in the small lens… Great to be here

    January 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

    • Thank you soumyav…Great to meet you too..:-)

      January 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

  17. Amazing thoughts and magical black and white pictures.Cheers.Jalal

    January 10, 2014 at 8:50 am

    • Dear Jalal
      thank you for kind words..:-) so happy you liked it…
      take care

      January 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  18. Absolutely beautiful work. The layout, the words, and especially the images are exquisite.

    January 11, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    • I am so happy you liked this. Thank you so much for being here and for your kind words…:-)

      January 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  19. Reblogged this on Just Me and commented:
    Today’s dose of Zen healing.

    January 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm

  20. Sid Dunnebacke

    It’s always a treat to see a post of yours, Sriram, and you never disappoint. As always you’ve given me beautiful images to lose myself in and profound words to ponder. I hope you and your family are well.

    January 13, 2014 at 8:16 am

    • Thank you so much Sid..great to have you here as always…and for your continuous support…My best wishes to you and your family…:-)
      take care

      January 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  21. This is so real and true and beautiful. I hope you may dwell in this sacred space on many occasions during 2014. Happy New Year to you, too.

    January 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    • Thank you so much Anna..Hope your words come true…:-)
      have a great year..
      take care

      January 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  22. Marvelous, Sriram! Well done.

    January 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

  23. Amy

    Thank you for teaching us to view the beauty of nature!

    February 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    • Thank you for being here Amy…Nature is the true teacher …it is just that we all look at it in different ways..:-)

      February 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

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  25. Reblogged this on master bias leaning and commented:
    Masterful. I love the butterfly photo. (and others)

    April 16, 2014 at 6:08 am

    • Thank you..happy you liked it…:-)

      April 16, 2014 at 8:33 am

      • I was in need of some inspiration and you have provided it. 🙂 Thank you. Be well.

        April 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

  26. Oh I am so happy….take care..:-)

    April 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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