The illustrations on the cards of Esoteric 1 awaken the inner self with the play of light and shadow that is created by the sun’s rays and window blinds on human figures.
For You - Kolkata, India
As the afternoon sun streams in through a grilled window, an expectant hand awaits another; the heart reaches out to someone special. In between the straight lines of the grille, the shadow of the curved hand makes an emotional statement. This photograph was taken with an iPhone 6, in Kolkata, India.
Charade - Lalitpur, Nepal
An eerie shape on a textured surface – is it a bird’s beak or just the shadow of a child’s hand? The sun has mystical ways of transforming the ordinary into extraordinary. This image, reminding one of a magician’s trick or charade, was taken in Lalitpur, Nepal.
Adorned - Jalan Kota Batu, Brunei Darussalam
A girl, wearing an ornate metal dangler, is dressed by the sun’s rays as it shines through the chinks of a window blind. It brings to light the fact that even the simplest of adornments can be fascinating. The image was captured in the early hours of a day, in Kota Batu, Brunei Darussalam.
Hope - Avenue of stars, Kowloon, Hong Kong
An allegorical image of how light and darkness alternate in real life. A man sits in deep thought, verging on despair, but light shines in, to give him hope. The black and white lines form a triangle featuring Life, Light and Darkness in which Man tries to find meaning and sanctuary. The touching photograph was taken at the Avenue of Stars, Kowloon in Hong Kong.