At the beginning of this month we asked for photographs that make you think the world is a beautiful and good place. It seems fitting to highlight this stunning photograph by Charles Andaloro to celebrate just what we find when we look for beauty in our world:
"Photographed this beautiful bird grooming itself."
We also recently asked for stories to go with your photos. This week we want to highlight a photographer who tells very meaningful stories with his photographs: Nick Brandt. It might surprise you to see his photos on our newsletter. They are not “Happy” photos and they do not tell a happy story. He tells the story of how animals and people have been displaced by the modern world. His photographs are stunning and they make the point.
Take a look here:
Why would SeeingHappy want to highlight Nick Brandt? Here at SeeingHappy we don’t want to deny the ugliness in the world- the reason we want to focus on the positive, what is right, where there is beauty, is that we believe it allows us to see possibilities and places where we might keep trying to make life better. The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that an optimist with their rose colored glasses sees possibilities and keeps on trying. They don’t give up. Nick Brandt is a perfect example: he puts out these photographs in an effort to nudge us to do better, to see the beauty that needs to be restored in the world. His photography is a call to action and he has a foundation aimed at just that: Big Life Foundation.
So in our happy photography let us remember that we can use our positivity to make the world a better place.
The SeeingHappy Team