This marks my entry into the public domain, revealing my private photographic journeys. The sights that captivate me, whether by the light, face, gesture, posture, setting, etc. are visualized first through my eyes and then made permanent via my camera's lens. My wanderings which produce these visual records of my daily life lead inevitably to thoughts. The ideas triggered by these sights become mini- photo essays on philosophical subjects which help me investigate the nature of existence.

Poet Paul Valery: “Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees."

“Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees." --

 Paul Valéry


Light is not a "thing" as such, despite being both particle and wave. Its presence or absence is something we feel innately, seasonally, diurnally. The isolation of light in a dark space has a different effect than that of darkness surrounded by light as in entering a cave or movie theater. Also the color or frequency of light has a profound effect on mood and perception. Light is the paradoxical medium of seeing and forgetting or remembering or both all at once.