who I AM (2018)
“So powerful is unity’s light that I can illuminate the whole earth” – Baua’u’llah
When I first started conceptualizing the series “who I AM” in 2009, I dreamt of imagery that was thought provoking and calming at the same time. I was inspired after visiting the Bahá'í temple, and looking up at the ceiling, and seeing how the light filtered through the dome above, and that simple beam of light brought peace to my chaotic mind at that moment. At that silent moment, I was thinking about how lost we sometimes feel in our purpose. Some search their entire lives, some fulfill it at some point and some have always known since birth. “who I AM” is about the journey towards finding my purpose.
As I looked back, I realized all my photography series, lead up to this one. I started out with “Life and Death” a series depicting sins and virtues, then a collection of mini series within “Life: Untainted” that confronted my nightmares and awakened my dreams, “Catalyst”, a series about the Gandhi’s social sins, “Love your bones”, a journey to self love and “Freight”, a collection of photographs reflecting on finding stillness in social chaos. Each series taught me something significant. I learned that no matter how deep you fall into darkness, your inner mirror, somehow cleaned, by each person you come across or in my case, each person I photographed. Each person/model helped me clean my inner mirror in order to reflect that light, to accept my purpose and hopefully spread the message that, we all have that mirror, and it is up to us let that light reflect and share that light with others. You see, we are predestined to share harmony and fellowship, love and solidarity, compassion and unity. Being unanimity in complete dignity and freedom with all on earth is “who I AM”.
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