Wisdom, light and truth are revealed by renowned portrait photographer Carl Studna. Collected stories and his exquisite photographs of icons Paul McCartney, Elton John, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Michael Bernard Beckwith, George Harrison and more, show us how to create loving, purposeful and heart-centered choices throughout each moment (the “click”) of our life experience.
INCLUDES SHORT STORIES BY: Tom Robbins, Kathleen McGowan, Ram Dass, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Kenny Loggins, Cynthia James and others. Foreword by Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Studna uses the familiar example of having our picture taken as the ultimate barometer of where our attention is being placed in each moment of the CLICK – that essential choice point. This book is a masterful blend of the author’s own personal stories with vulnerable, engaging essays from respected guest authors. Studna’s tools, practices and his guest authors inspire us to create loving, purposeful and heart-centered choices throughout each moment of our life experience.
|Publisher:||Agape Media International, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Carl Studna is a multi-faceted photographer, videographer, author, spiritual counselor and lecturer. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Paul McCartney to His Holiness The Dalai Lama are published worldwide.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael Bernard Beckwith xi
Practicing "Just Being" 7
A Soul Lost/A Truth Told, by Kenny Loggins 13
What Does It Mean to "Be Seen"? 17
From Beige to Beautiful, by Carol Ratcliffe Aim 25
To Trust or Not to Trust? 27
Capturing Joy, by Kathleen McGowan 39
Creating a Safe Space 43
What Is the Essential Moment? 51
In the Silence, by Cynthia James 63
Now You See It, Now You Don't 67
Interview with Ram Dass 71
Is Being Self-Conscious a Bad Thing? 79
See and Be Seen, by Leilani Raashida Henry 85
Releasing Judgment and Opening to the Broader Picture 89
I Look Good, by Karen Drucker 97
Living in the Tao 103
The Present, by Dr. Joe Dispenza 109
Remembering Self-Love 117
Photos of My Life, by Dan Kessler 125
What Are You Hiding? 131
The Feather, by Raymond Aaron 135
Reclaiming Self-Expression and Freedom 139
Canon Fodder, by Tom Robbins 147
Wild Goose Chase 151
Ageless Beauty, by Marian Head 159
Every Picture Tells a Story 161
Embracing the Pieces, One Picture at a Time, by Zemirah Jazwierska 171
Creating a New Life Story 175
Snapshot Memories, by Donna DeNomme 181
The Outer Reflecting the Inner 185
Guiding Light, by Sharon Hampton 191
You Are the Light 193
Endorsement Contributors 203
About the Author 205
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is amazing and heart-centric. His years of awe-inspired photography with icons from all arenas has taught him the power of being our most authentic self. I encourage you to read this book and take in the insights from Carl and the gifted people who shared their stories.
"What a total blessing to have the amazing Carl Studna share his wisdom, his work and his powerful artistry with the world. After having such joy from my photo session with Carl (and big love from all who see his pictures) I'm so excited that he's sharing himself with the world. Prepare to be inspired and uplifted!" Love, Karen Russo
A wonderful book that talks about much more than getting your photo taken. It is a vulnerable and intimate portrait of a way of living and being in the world that is loving, aware and present, compassionate, open and vulnerable and completely authentic. Some great wisdom for living a richer, fuller, more harmonious life. Along with the stunning photographs of some well known subjects, the book also has some intimate and personal stories from a cross section of contributors that are rich and thought provoking. The personal and intimate style makes the writing very accessible, almost as if I am engaged in a conversation with the writer. I could read this book over and over again and get a lot from it every time. It already has a place on my nightstand!
I enjoyed every moment of reading CLICK! Choosing Love...One Frame at a Time. I found Carl Studna's book to be a feast for the senses. With his stunning photographs of iconic influencers, vulnerable essays from known scientists, authors and musicians, then contributing his own personal journeys; coming of age, the BIG dreams that came true in his photography career and his keen eye for all things authentic and spiritual - I was filled. Carl's "behind the camera" perspective and experiences are powerful juice benefiting growth, both personally and spiritually. In its visual beauty, CLICK! offers the perfect presentation for any coffee table and is the ideal gift, especially for Boomers.
I loved every page of this book, not only the inspirational stories, and wonderful photos but the opportunity to see and learn more about myself. Through the lens of this master photographer we see a path that leads to becoming more joyful and present with others and ourselves."