Under construction is a series on these construction workers in South-East Asia. They often are illegal migrants and live within the construction site or in some kind of shacks. Often without a proper ID and with their salary rarely exceeding 200 USD in Thailand, they keep out of any social life and stay in their confinements.
NB: The last photos of the series are from India.
These markets are vibrant places where life swarms about. They are packed with colourful people and merchandise filled with aromas and noise. Hygiene is not of high standards, which seems not bother the locals shopping in this somewhat charming chaos.
Animals are representative of our instinctual nature. They sense, react to their environment with more spontaneity because they are not easily conditioned to social rules we set. They adapt themselves the best they can in the worlds we create and the space we let them have. Through them, we might encounter our own enslavement or freedom.
From Nepalese stuppas, to Buddha’s enlightenment place in Bodhgaya, to Christian church and altars in the Philippines and the beauty of more unrelated places and landscapes, here are some places where we’d swear something divine is in the air.
We are true people living in worlds of illusions. The differences of ways of living, thinking, the way we look, are nothing compared to the similarities we all share. This series is an attempt to show the reality of what it is to be a human being.
For all I know, I know nothing. All is and is only. Now.
Judgments, perceptions, thoughts are a pale reflection of what really is, of who we are. We need to open up to others, recognize our true gift of living, being, to love ourselves for who we are in order to love and respect others for who they are.
In these photographs I tried to extract true moments, where people didn’t use the usual poses and gave me, beyond the role they have been playing, a closer view of who they truly are.
Life is beautiful when fully lived and embraced. Life is pure consciousness, is immortal, lives within, even creates matter for practical reasons. Life itself is beyond reproach. It is how we handle it, what we think, thus create, what we attract or let happen that has to be rethought.
There in no situation that is not meant to happen. We often don’t understand the reasons from which they arise but all sources of suffering are educational. So is Life. It is an intelligence of its own and of the whole. The feeling of injustice describes the non-understanding of those matters.
We are limitless, omnipotent and omniscient energy in action, bringing thoughts into form, designers of our own body, our own reality, creator of more life.
This is the true gift of Life.