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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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HIGH ANGLE VIEW OF CHILD ON SWIMMING POOL AT SEA
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WOMAN STANDING IN FRONT OF A TRADITIONAL BUILDING
CLOSE-UP OF SHEEP IN THE FIELD
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Overhead cable car by snowcapped mountain
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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN AGAINST WALL
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REAR VIEW OF WOMAN WEARING HAT AGAINST BUILDING
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Close-up of fish swimming in sea
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FULL LENGTH OF SHIRTLESS MAN STANDING ON STREET
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Low angle view of moon against clear sky at night
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High angle view of woman wearing eyewear while sitting in playground
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WOMAN LOOKING AWAY WHILE STANDING ON WALL
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PORTRAIT OF MAN WITH TEXT
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PORTRAIT OF YOUNG MAN LOOKING AWAY
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Tree on grassy landscape against sky
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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN STANDING AGAINST ORANGE WALL
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Midsection of woman pouring water into cup
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CLOSE-UP OF INSECT ON GREEN LEAF
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Reflection of tent in lake against cloudy sky
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ILLUMINATED ELECTRIC LAMP ON WALL BY BUILDING
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