We use photography as a notebook to reflect on our reality, our life. We are highly interested in a set of subjects and we enjoy exploring them, thinking about them carefully. During this ongoing exploration, we simultaneously learn about them (through reading, watching movies, listening to music, travelling, etc) and we take photos in response. But when we shoot, we are not thinking about a specific portfolio, we are just trying to translate our thoughts into images. Once the image is processed and it becomes a print, at that very moment, is when we "feel" that the given print “fits” into a given portfolio.
//The Mouth of Krishna//
There is the story of the infant Krishna, wrongly accused of eating a bit of dirt. His mother, Yashoda, coming up to him with a wagging finger scolds him: "You shouldn't eat dirt, you naughty boy." "But I haven't," says the unchallenged lord of all and everything, in spot disguised as a frightened human child. "Tut! Tut! Open your mouth,” orders Yashoda.
Krishna does as he is told. He opens his mouth and Yashoda gasps. She sees in Krisna's mouth the whole complete entire timeless universe, all the stars and planets of space and the distance between them, all the lands and seas of the earth and the life in them; she sees all the days of yesterday and all the days of tomorrow; she sees all ideas and all emotions, all pity and all hope, and the three strands of matter; not a pebble, candle, creature, village or galaxy is missing, including herself and every bit of dirt in its truthful place. "My Lord, you can close your mouth," she says reverently.