"I offer you the memory of a yellow rose seen at sunset, years before you were born."-Borges
This beautiful line from a Jorge Luis Borges poem completely encapsulates my feeling about photography. In the early years of the new invention of photography, it was seen as a great scientific discovery, one that would allow us to capture moments of time and the wide world on a small plate of glass. It later emerged as an art form, used by photographers to emulate paintings (Pictorialism). Since then it has become part of all our daily lives, used to record riots in the streets, a new baby's smile or a sunset. We view thousands of images each day.
Since childhood, I have been obsessed with retaining images of nature, faces, light and the smallest of moments in my life. I find beauty everywhere I look, from the grandness of Nature to a scribble on a wall. Its important to let others know how I see the world, through my eyes and my senses. I do this, not because my vision is so important, but because I am fascinated by the way our beautiful world is seen and portrayed by artist in all genres. By doing this we are connecting all humans into a collective consciousness. We are saying, this is how I see the world and I want to know what you see. Show me. This is me.
The idea of offering the image a yellow rose seen at sunset, years before you were born, brings me great joy.