A few years ago, just before I left for a trip to Istanbul, a painter friend of mine asked me to “go to the Hagia Sophia and take pictures of pretty little details you can’t see in books.” There are many amazing photographs of the grand facade of the Hagia Sophia, but what about the window grates? Her request became the inspiration for this series.
Throughout history and across the world, people have tried to connect to something greater by creating sacred spaces. Although they vary in size, color, composition, or character, they share a common purpose: connecting the individual to the eternal.
This collection of images aims to show how different people at different points of history hoped to achieve this connection, and to draw attention to the details of the care that goes into creating a sacred space.
"Sacred Spaces" is my second solo exhibition. It is part of a larger, on-going project. The exhibition will be on display at Focus Gallery as part of F/28 Chiang Mai Month of Photography coordinated by Documentary Arts Asia.
The opening night is Monday, February 1st from 7 pm.