Darkness and Light

 


Today I visited a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. The above photos were taken while I was there. The first image was the interior of the prayer wheel building. I was more drawn to photographing the wheel shadows than the wheels themselves. This seemed to set the trend for the remainder of the images. I was less interested in photographing altars, statues, and shrines–culturally symbolic objects–and more interested in dark spaces converging with light, like enlightenment mixed with emptiness, and the everyday and ordinary: a pile of freshly washed bowls with a damp towel beside them, shadows of curtains and cords scattered across the walls of the prayer room, a glass bowl, a house plant. For me, these were the things that captured the essence of the place.

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