Laurent Baig – The Wild Light

November 6, 2009

Taking Flight

Filed under: Arizona, Photography — Laurent @ 4:35 pm

Red Tail Hawk, Las Cienegas NCA

I often contemplate my desk job and what exactly it means to me.  I then wonder what would I rather be doing instead of it.  Then I wonder why should it matter if I can make the time for that which I love. Then I wonder why I am wondering so much instead of paying attention to what I’m doing.

I think I can only make photographs when I am “present.”  This can mean a lot of things, of course, but for me, it means I’m concentrating on one thing – I am here.  As I walk a trail, I have to feel myself being there.  This means taking it all in and allowing spontaneous inspiration to take over my being.  In such a mind state, I see the light and patterns of nature much easier. I almost feel it and it leaves me giddy. And then it’s a lot easier to create an image rather than hoping an exposure will turn out.  I wish I could turn that on at will…

You are reading a blog posting from the photographer Laurent Baig. Feel the wilderness experience.



  1. Hey, Laurent –

    Out of curiosity, what is your desk job?

    This sounds like a lot of my ruminations…

    – Jack

    Comment by jackvjohnson — November 6, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

  2. Laurent,

    I used to contemplate just as yu are doing. Only I could not bring myself to not do what I love, so out of blind passion and with a leap of faith I made the jump and I have been falling ever since. I hope the abyss below me is very very deep, because I am still trying to open my wings.

    Comment by Youssef Ismail — November 20, 2009 @ 2:04 am

    • And I wish you all the best Youssef. Your work is very inspiring. Good luck and thank you!

      Comment by Laurent — November 20, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

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