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According to Buddha

Continual intellectual study results in vanity and the false satisfaction of an undigested knowledge.

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

i was stuck in the ground
trying to cover my eyes
trying to move all this light
i spent all night
trying to remember your face
like trying to get blood from a stone
but there was nothing to save
and no one to lie to


downtown ~ Edmonton, Alberta ~ December 2016

  1. Such a tragically beautiful song, it surely fits your piece. Well done, Hedy. 💘

  2. Oh my, so sad. I’ve not seen downtown Edmonton, only stopped in the city once. Photographically I am really taken by the third shot. Are the people waiting for a mission to open, or for a bus or on a smoke break from work? smiles amidst?

  3. Terrible things happen, but the pictures are excellent.

    • yes Bob i can’t ‘un-see’ or un-know them…so i look for beauty within the ordinary…i’d like to try closer work…but question my intentions of photographing vulnerable people…many of them say ‘take my picture’…and i do…but i’m working through how i feel about the showing and my why’s…as i go to the same spaces week after week…tiny relationships emerge…so i muddle in my hedy thoughts Bob 😀 and i think about…Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It affects in unlimited ways and is never viewed with indifference. The appreciation of beauty also requires, what Scruton calls, “disinterested interest”, an ability to maintain a certain distance between the self and the beautiful object. thank you for your comment 😀 have a happy day ~ hedy

  4. life
    all that
    & more 🙂

  5. That shoe breaks my heart. Someone is without a shoe in this weather…I always wonder what happened to the person who lost what is left behind. Maybe too much thinking…. It’s a touching image. I did not expect the sadness to follow the “life is beautiful” mural. Well done–very poignant collection of images. I’ve been to that area quite a few times to drop things off and I find it difficult to be there. Knowing it could be me, given only slightly different circumstances. Heavy.
    Beautiful song–thank you for sharing!

    • mine too…always make me look and search around…my teacher/researcher brain emerges…i am wondering where have all the people gone…as we know the community is being split up…and yes Raven Wolfe…”Knowing it could be me, given only slightly different circumstances. Heavy.”…i think/feel that too..Big Light is also very fine…sending joy and all good things your way 🙂 ~ smiles hedy

  6. Harsh photos, leave me with a feeling of heaviness. The last photo gives birth to interesting ideas. I really don’t agree with the opening statement. Be well!

    • ahhhh yes Notis some decontextualized words from Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri…preceding are these…”Do not confuse understanding with a larger vocabulary. Sacred writings are beneficial in stimulating desire for inward realization, if one stanza at a time is slowly assimilated. Otherwise, continual intellectual study may result in vanity, false satisfaction, and undigested knowledge…i was mulling over the pages in Paramahansa Yogananda’s book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’…but please know i’m a sloppy buddhist so i don’t know…but i do know in relation to trying understand homelessness here in Edmonton in particular during our harsh winters…of minus thirties or more…being homeless can be contextually reframed to understand we are bigger than why, how, and what we are without…but in the end the result here can mean death…so i don’t need another study on how to eliminate poverty…but i will continue to have questions as a visual researcher…and yes Notis my last image leads me to my wonders of photographing people who are moving from poverty to prosperity or the other way round…while i ask myself who am i? and who i am?…a delicate act for me…i’m well thank you 😀 and i appreciate your comments Notis ~ smiles hedy

  7. I like the Continual intellectual quote….and the shoe

    • sometimes i’m so jaded by research…so i look for beauty and for the imaginings of what can be…thank you Gavin 🙂 have a bright day ~ smiles hedy

  8. B4 my breakdown I was only into feeling good, and looking good. I had also a very poor education, so had a lot of catching up after the breakdown.

    • i think we are all catching up Gavin…i’m learning every day…i see your posts as ones of a reflective wise being 😀 …and through your photography i see stories and layers of understanding in ways that are educative and i also believe we are all learning along the way…we’re all riding the wave Gavin…some higher and lower but we’re here now 😀 smiles YOU!

  9. It looks chilly there Hedy. Has it warmed up any? I’ve gotten a few local shoots this week but have two cold and windy days coming up. I’m planning more shoots for next week. Cheers!

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  11. Excellent set of photos.

  12. Gorgeous writing , heart provoking photos ….love , meg💜

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