Welcome to the Contemplative Photographic Art of Roger Allen Baut. Within this site you will find many examples of TAO and Zen inspired photography, as well as images that have the potential to take one into a contemplative state of consciousness. Take a few moments, relax, and travel the pathless path through the various galleries, and images, the universe has brought forth for all us to experience.

Roger was designated as one of 21 Artists to Watch in 2013 by Skinny Artist. Many thanks to the Skinny Artist group for this designation. http://skinnyartist.com/21-artists-to-watch-in-2013/

Roger's photo/artistic images were nominated for the 2012 and 2011 Shorty Awards. In 2011 he was nominated in the Photography and Art categories. The final results for 2011 were a 5th Place in Photography and 9th Place in Art. A big thank-you to all of you who were motivated to vote for this unique form of photography.

Images and articles about Roger and his work have been featured in:

the August 19, 2011 edition of The River (Now titled "The River Muse"): http://tinyurl.com/3dg6xbc.


One Shoot Sunday: A Poetry Challenge on March 27, 2011, with Chris Galford: http:/​/​tinyurl.​com/​4qsgfu5 and also in an interview with Adam Dustus, of One Stop Poetry, in September of 2010: http:/​/​tinyurl.​com/​4jw8qjg (One Shoot Sunday and One Stop Poetry are no longer in operation)

In June of 2010, an article about Roger's contemplative photographic art was featured in The Magical Buffet: Where Spirituality, Politics and Pop Culture Collide. The article by Rebecca Elson may be found by going to: http:/​/​tinyurl.​com/​657f74g

A big 'thank you' to Rich Brodsky, of Atomic Skunk, for kindly allowing me to feature Lotusmud from his digital album Alchemy. Rich is the creator of organic elctronic ambient, space music for the heart, mind and soul.

☞ Please follow this link http://tinyurl.com/3fehsk8 to Rich's website and listen to his wonderfully creative and innovative music. ☜


Contact Info


Featured Galleries & Collections

Moments of Zen

22 photos
Created 9-Jun-10
Modified 9-Jun-10
Moments of Zen

Path to the Clouds

15 photos
Created 27-Apr-10
Modified 27-Apr-10
Path to the Clouds

Forest Wood Art

13 photos
Created 24-Apr-10
Modified 24-Apr-10
Forest Wood Art

Amongst the Leaves

13 photos
Created 24-Apr-10
Modified 24-Apr-10
Amongst the Leaves

Mo Chao: Serene Reflection

13 photos
Created 9-Jun-10
Modified 9-Jun-10
Mo Chao: Serene Reflection

Garden of Serenity

38 photos
Created 4-Jan-11
Modified 4-Jan-11
Garden of Serenity


Guestbook for Contemplative Photographic Art of Roger Allen Baut™
20.Contemplative Photographic Art of Roger Allen Baut™
Thanks for stopping by Tina and leaving your thoughts! Glad you think I "make amazing pictures!" Actually, my images, I feel are all gifts from the universe, so that I may share them with you and all the other nice people who stop by to see them. I also think the 'talent' and/or 'ability' is there for everyone, by following their 'inner' guide! Try it a few times, and see what happens. You might get a pleasant surprise. Roger ☺
19.Tina(non-registered)
I have to admit that you make amazing pictures!! You really do! I wish I could be as talented as you are. keep up doing great job!
18.Contemplative Photographic Art of Roger Allen Baut™
Thank you once again for your kind thoughts and words Natasha! They are sincerely appreciated! I am so pleased to have encountered you on my pathless path of life; it is a wonderful thing. Your skill and talent at writing will take you far along your path, especially presenting a bit of "Reality Therapy" to an often confused and convoluted world!

I'm glad you like my open approach to my various talents and thoughts, and as you can imagine I sometimes can get myself into a little pickle barrel, but it is what it is.

You are far more than a "little" soul Natasha...you are much brighter and larger than you can perhaps imagine at this time, you will see, as you are really a luminescent spirit being, residing within a physical body at this time...

Thank you again, and take gentle care!

Roger ☺
17.Natasha(non-registered)
Roger, I think the only thing more amazing than your work featured here, is your heart! I was lucky enough to share the Oneshoot write, and our collective piece received an overwhelming response. Thank you for being so free with your talent, and helping little souls like me find the inspiration on days when it is so lacking. Light, love and laughter~N
16.Contemplative Photographic Art of Roger Allen Baut™
...and thank you so very much for your comment Gevais! Your input/feed back is sincerely appreciated, and yes, my whole "raison d'etre" with photography, is for the natural world to speak through my lens...each image I view as a gift from the universe to pass along to others. Thanks again, Roger ☺