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A human being is part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affections for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. 

Albert Einstein


Life Stuff, Part I

Photo series, 2008-2012
B&W film, various formats
prints available by request
I had originally planned to make a series of photo books, each volume comprising a different chapter of my life. Life had other plans, and much of it hasn’t been scanned, hasn’t been developed, or hasn’t been photographed at all. This chapter was special and fleeting. The images do it some justice.