Visual Stories

The Week On EyeEm: Volume 39

By Fabian Plock - 3 min read

Our weekly round-up of outstanding content uploaded onto EyeEm, each volume of The Week on EyeEm is unique - echoing certain details, social narratives, and creative techniques shaping our world. This week we are bringing you a thought-provoking curation and commentary from our Editor, Fabian Plock.

In our modern world of constant input and data streams we rarely stop and just experience ourselves, the present moment and our environment. Gone are the times when boredom was an option and we were waiting patiently for an event, transportation or a friend. When our mind had the opportunity to quiet down. So it is not surprising that mindfulness and meditation are topics of ever growing popularity and importance.

Photography for me can be another form of practicing mindfulness. When you grab your camera and walk in the streets or countryside, you can’t help but notice the details of your surroundings, experience light and shadow and see angles, frames or patterns which would have eluded your busy mind in every day life. You perceive your environment without judgement and from a place of open-mindedness and curiosity. Therein lies the opportunity to become present and focused without space for rumination about the past or projection into the future.

“Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.”

– Buddha

Cropped hand of person seen through plastic in lake
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real people
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Overhead cable car by snowcapped mountain
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sky
animal wildlife
one person
plant
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High angle view of woman wearing eyewear while sitting in playground
one person
real people
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Tree on grassy landscape against sky
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Cropped hands of woman holding textile
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Cropped hand reflecting on mirror
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Reflection of tent in lake against cloudy sky
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