In photography, as in many fields, there is always something more to learn — some new way to advance your art form. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, well, congratulations…but it’s more likely than not you’ve reached a point of complacency, not expertise.

In yoga, we’re encouraged daily to find our “edge”, to identify our mental and physical limits, and ride out the discomfort of real and perceived challenges. It’s a beautiful life practice, really: to stay sharp, cultivate ourselves, and finesse our skill sets continually.

So, when I was called upon to photograph my dear friend, Imke – a gifted yogi and an even more exceptional yoga instructor – I realized I had an opportunity to stretch myself. To try out some new ideas, christen some near gear, and really get the creative juices flowing. It wasn’t always comfortable, and it didn’t always work the way I wanted it to, but…I found my new edge.

Go ahead, try it. It will make you feel alive. Happy 2014! xo

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