Can you become a selfless photographer and reach a state of Zen with your camera? Fourth in an irregular series of “books for photographers’ bookshelves” is Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel, where Herrigel’s works towards the “perfect shot.” Replace “bow” with “camera,” “arrow” with “shutter” and “target” with “photograph” and you have a wonderful little book about how to stop thinking and start making.
Left: Old cover art for book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
Center: Windowsill Daydreaming – Photograph by Zenmaster Photographer Minor White
Right: New cover art for book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
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