Contemplative photography can lead one to a deeper experience of everyday life, one that you may share with others or not. The late Shambhala buddhist teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, explain this well.
THE ART OF MEDITATIVE EXPERIENCE
“The art of meditative experience might be called genuine art. Such art is not designed for exhibition or broadcast. Instead, it is a perpetually growing process in which we begin to appreciate our surroundings in life, whatever they may be. It doesn’t necessarily have to be good, beautiful, and pleasurable at all. The definition of art, from this point of view, is to be able to see the uniqueness of everyday experience.”
Chogyam Trungpa “Art in Everyday Life,” in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 27.