The Photographer’s Prayer
As I bring my subject into focus and prepare to make each image,
Never let me forget that I am creating treasurers for someone … a keepsake for loved ones.
Make me sensitive to the qualities and virtues of others that I may draw out into the light,
The Beautiful, radiant belongings of their hearts.
Help me to be an Artist, collecting the beauty of every soul.
The glow of youth, the wisdom of age, the gentleness, the laughter or tears,
of each precious life.
Deeper than a means of livelihood, give me the perspective to see my photographer’s art,
As a service to others, making life richer and more memorable.
And between the lights and the shadows, and the ups & the downs,
Keep me from getting out of focus and off centre ~
So that my life and work may be framed with dignity and coloured with contentment,
For the whole of my days.