In the gentle embrace of nature, I find myself behind the lens, a humble seeker capturing moments that speak to the heart. It’s a journey embarked upon with the profound hope of connecting with souls on a level that resonates with unconditional love and joy. This was the driving force behind my initial foray into photography, and it remains the guiding light to this very day.
Along this path, there were tests and moments where integrity faced challenges. Yet, rising above the noise, I returned to the sanctuary that serves my perspective—a connection with life and the artistry I strive to craft through my lens. The practice of fine art photography, an ongoing dance with new realities, is a lesson in non-attachment. Each click teaches me to let go of preconceived narratives and embrace the beauty in the unscripted and unpredictability of life.
In the dance of light and shadow, I’ve grappled with my own inner dialogues. Moments where I yearned for a cloud to shift or the light to change, only to realise how much the external mirrors the internal. At times, the desire to please others led me astray, the results stumbling in the pursuit of external validation. Yet, in this reflection, the clues to life unfold in plain sight and if aware enough can see where the work is left to do.
My journey unfolds in understanding the reality that lies beneath the surface. Each step is a conscious release, a gradual unburdening of the heart. Gratitude becomes the beacon, attracting experiences that resonate more profoundly. Influence, I’ve come to understand, begins with self-awareness. To serve others, I must first know myself beyond the conditioned mind, a realisation that has become the cornerstone of my work to reach a pure place of enoughness and ok-ness within. And to share that love unconditionally through every image.
So here I stand, capturing moments that might seem insignificant in the grand scheme. Does it matter, I ponder? The resounding yes echoes, for in the subtle dance of light and shadow lies a metaphor for everything beyond. This is my journey, my art, a testament to the interconnectedness of self-discovery and the profound impact it can have on the world and the more I can let go of any attachment to the work influencing anyone, including myself, this ironically is inversely proportional to the resulting influence. Have I lost you?
My work as a photographer in this regard may never end, and I am certainly ok with that! 😉
Thank you, as always, for checking in with my journey and story as an ever-evolving alchemist photographer of ethereal nature for the greater good. BOOM!