The constant multidirectional pull of our society has my mind going ten different ways at once. Work has me running, relationships have me racing, life has me sprinting. I sprint so fast that I start to miss the minute details, the miniscule idiosyncrasies that give depth and layers to life. The before, the after, the cause, the effect, the background details that only a photograph can capture.
Buddha once said, “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” We all hear the call to live in the moment and at once recognize its position at war with the realities of whatever this contemporary, socially networked, information rich world throws at us on a daily basis. The work of Paul Sirisalee reminds me to slow it all down and take notice. Take notice of the small details that are the white noise to the roaring sound of our lives. Dial it in and take notice.
Check out his work here.
Paul Sirisalee | Brooklyn, NY
Plans to take a trip to Lake Michigan in attempts to take a photograph of a white whale.