The Photography Gala Awards
Professional Section • "Open theme" category
12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition
Women Photographers Today
Gallery Valid Foto, Barcelona, May 8-25, 2019
“Not all men are called to be hermits, but all men need enough silence and solitude in their lives to enable the deep inner voice of their own true self to be heard at least occasionally. When that inner voice is not heard, when man cannot attain to the spiritual peace that comes from being perfectly at one with his true self, his life is always miserable and exhausting...”
In a world where we’ve never been so connected, we’ve also never been so disconnected... from others, from our surrounding, and from ourselves.
Our dependence on noise, activity, entertainment keeps us in a state of chaos. We are losing the ability to slow down, think and feel. We are so busy processing the information received from all directions that we don't have a time for that. Social interactions are important. They show us what we are, but only solitude can show us what we should be...
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower
clearly our whole life would change.”
This project was born from the love of gardening and desire to preserve the memory about flowers from my garden. I truly believe that flowers are miracles of nature. Being a part of this process by planting and seeing them grow, taking care of them and observing their life cycle feels like a blessing. Working on flower arrangements for me is also a form of active meditation, a way to ground myself in the present and connect to essential life energy. Examining a flower to see what it actually looks like, with all of its specific contours and curves, textures, and colours brings me so much joy, which I want to share with you.