About the Book
A photographic examination of the fugitive etchings, designs, and abstract markings that appear on the surface of stone, wood, and other organic and inorganic materials. Active imagination transforms these natural hieroglyphs into strange figurations: clowns, monsters, wandering sages, birds aloft in cubist skies, comic or macabre human faces, body parts, hybrid animals, dreamscapes, apocalyptic visions, primordial and extraterrestrial landscapes. 2011, 120 pages.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jan 27, 2011
- Language English
- Tags nature mysticism, fine art photography, black and white, photographic abstraction, design in nature, nature close-ups, nature photography, natural world, macro-photography, spirituality, abstraction, nature
I began photographing in 1994, following many years as a Hindu monk, writer, and academic scholar. With no background in the visual arts, photography appeared serendipitously and soon absorbed my full attention. For me, the essence of photography is found in the pure pleasure of seeing: the experience of opening a more patient, contemplative, intuitive, imaginative eye to the world. It’s about surrendering to the strange synergy between quiet receptivity and probing curiosity -- appreciating the “suchness” of things, while experiencing their complex resonances within personal consciousness. Moving about the world with a camera opens my eyes and mind to the beauty, strangeness, and mystery of it all, while crafting images in the darkroom provides a means for communicating my wonder and delight. My work can be found in many private collections. Most images in my books are available as original photographic (silver-gelatin) prints. Feel free to contact me via my website.