I meander through the city streets, I can’t help but be mesmerized by the amazing architecture that looms above me. The viaducts arched gracefully over the roads and the hustle and bustle of pedestrians seem to move in sync to the rhythm of the city. At the same time, I feel alienated in this urban landscape, as loneliness creeps up on me.
Through my lens, I have captured the deep emotion of being a mere spectator in this strange place. Rather than feeling overwhelmed and out of place, I try to find solace in each frame. These moments of peace and introspection have allowed me to understand the world around me better and appreciate the beauty of every single person walking.
This understanding of being an individual in a crowded world has revealed to me the power of each person’s inner spirit. Despite the noise of the city, and the busyness of life that comes with it, we are all still spiritual islands, living alone in the vastness of the world.
My photographs and artworks have grown from this insight of seeing the world from a unique perspective – one where we can be our own island and discover our inner strength. As I have journeyed deeper into the heart of this idea, I have come to realise that everyone is a lone traveler, each person with their own story and experiences, which I’m sure will leave us with something meaningful.
photography and art has allowed me to express and capture these feelings of solitary but powerful journeys. As I look back at my photographs, I can reflect on the moments of aloneness and appreciate its beauty. Every person that I’ve come across in my life – their struggles, pain, joy and triumph – all captured in a single frame.
Through these images, I have been able to explore how everyone is a spiritual island and find a deeper understanding of the world around me. We are all connected, yet we are all isolated in our own special ways. In this way, we remain forever connected in our journey, while still enjoying our own island of solitude.