Category: Self-portraits

05 Oct

Sheltered by the earth

My Elements series of self-portraits was started on a whim last summer when I decided to experiment with motion blur by swirling sari fabric in front of the camera. The resulting effect created by the blurring and colouration of the photos made me think of fire, and eventually I decided to build the series around […]

04 Aug


I was trying to find some suitable poetry or verse to go along with this photo, but I haven’t had much success. (Vaguely searching google rarely yeilds anything good in that respect.) If you have any suggestions, then please leave a comment.

10 Apr

Self Portraits

I have a short article about my self-portraiture work in the April issue of Vein Magazine. Their current theme is “Portraits: both sides of the lens.” Please go check it out.

27 Mar

Learning to use my wings

Are you searching for your soul? Then come out of your prison. Leave the stream and join the river that flows into the ocean. Absorbed in this world you’ve made it your burden. Rise above this world There is another vision… ~ Rumi

17 Mar

I touch the earth

“I know I am made from this earth, as my mother’s hands were made from this earth, as her dreams came from this earth and all that I know, I know in this earth…and I long to tell you, you who are earth too, and listen as we speak to each other of what we […]

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