When I lived in Southeast Asia, my meditation practice started to take a new direction and my photography became the vehicle toward my path of self-realization. I developed a deep inner focus, which helped me not only to know myself better, but also to discover the world around me.
I started noticing the nature around me, like plants and flowers which were everywhere on the city streets. Strikingly aware of their presence and drawn by their aliveness, I couldn’t stop photographing them for hours, days, and months. This intensity absorbed and eventually started to transform me. I felt a strong exchange of positive energy that raised my vibration and unexpectedly triggered a Kundalini awakening, an experience that felt amazing yet terrifying, like the birth of something totally new within me.
My perception and experience of life began to shift. My photographic practice deepened through an evermore altered state of consciousness.
In this series of environmental portraits of vegetal, I document my bond with nature in the process of my own spiritual awakening, using an artistic and cinematic approach.