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June 18, 2013

Sometimes I feel I am nothing more than a servant in this picture-making obsession that is my life. There are moments when it just seems that beautiful people doing beautiful things in beautiful places is all that's really happening and all that I have to do is pay attention and enjoy what's in front of me.

I came across a quote by Samuel Johnson somewhere on the journey that I carried in my thoughts each moment I felt mesmerized by something in this glorious city:

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"Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."

Parliament Square, Westminster ~ Pictured: Naomi Absalom 

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Victoria Line, London Underground (King's Cross, St Pancras Station) ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson

South Bank of the River Thames, Battersea ~ Pictured: Masood Ali Khan
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Westminster Station ~ Pictured: Ashika Gogna

The World Naked Bike Ride Passing Through Parliament Square, Westminster ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson

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Bank of England Museum ~ Pictured: Naomi Absalom 

Saint Paul's Cathedral ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson
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St. Paul's at Millenium Bridge ~ Pictured: Naomi Absalom 

Tower Bridge / City Hall ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson
The Eastern Arch, Bloomsbury ~ Pictured: Wai-Yin Wan
South Bank of the River Thames, Battersea ~ Pictured: Aoife Kane
Pont Street, Kinghtsbridge ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson
St. Paul's Cathedral Clock ~ Pictured: Naomi Absolam
St. Pancras International Train Station ~ Pictured: Sarah Thompson
Kensington Gardens ~ Pictured: Ashika Gogna
South Kensington Station ~ Pictured: Masood Ali Khan
St. Pancras International Train Station ~ Pictured: Jemima Sunshine
Robert Sturman
Robert Sturman

A dedicated yoga practitioner himself, Sturman's work has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansiveness of Malibu's beaches and canyons, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own words "I often think of Rumi: 'I can't stop pointing to the beauty.' That feels right to me."

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