Eastern Dreams (VII)
A 10x8 wet plate, that became more than an acid dream.
I could never have imagined that we could have created this plate on a first shoot, the three of us together.
Me and David were inspired by an illustrated Kamasutra and it just made sense to do it with the same wig, the most special blue headpiece I have, the same red and bejewelled sari.
I strongly recommend anyone who is interested in personal development to take a swim in the endless and wise ocean of Tantra.
This specific pose required a lot of muscular strength and a long exposure. Oh, the exposures. When Master says: 'It's gonna be a long exposure. Don't move. 11 seconds. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11' and then you hear the gun-like sound, oh what a sound!
The scene was thoughtfully put together by the Master and a lot of wisdom had to come into play for him to take this incredible wet plate.
We're looking, towards the light. Towards an Infinity or a void? Are they the same? Is it a final delight? Is it the beginning of something? Can you imagine the sound of the bell that David is holding? And the deep meaning of a bell? It is beyond our faces; it is beyond our fears. It is the creation of 'Art for the Art’s Sake'. It is also the celebration of that Art.
We, created Art. More than that, we took what is inside of us and we layed it down on tin and glass plates.
The Masters of the past, present and future look at dreams, as everything is a dream.
'Om Namo Bhagavate Rudraya': I dedicate this plate to the Masculine force that has always been empowering me and making guardian angels appear in my darkest hours. The uncontrollable fire of the Sun.
We created Life,