Darshan means a falling of light, the insight of a space. It is a Hindi word for philosophy that comes from its Sanskrit root drish, which means ‘to see’ or ‘to view.’ This ongoing body of work is about seeking light. These photographs enable us to imagine a possibility of something magical in the world. Many of these photographs were made around sites of religious and mythological significance like shrines, temples, bodies of water, and forests. These places hold a history of ritual. People have been coming to these spaces for centuries to practice their beliefs. They come here to seek something bigger than themselves. This work is not about the specific religiosity of a place, instead it uses these sacred sanctuaries as containers to present a constructed mythology.
(2022 - )