Enrico Natali has had two photographic careers. The first extended from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. The second started in 2001 and continues to the present. In 1967, encountering the teaching of J. Krishnamurti, he entered the meditative path and gradually stopped photographing. In 1980, he, his wife Nadia and their daughter Francesca moved to the Los Padres National Forest in California and over the years built a home. They studied both Rinzai and Soto Zen, and in 1990 with the help and encouragement of Koban Chino Otagawa Roshi, opened the Blue Heron Zen Center, a small meditation center that is still active. In Natali’s view photography is another form of meditation whose function is to point to the Great Unknown of which we all partake.