“We send our children into the world with the notion that a house must have a pitched roof, a square window and a chimney. How can they ever imagine they can build something beautiful out of dirt?” – Nader Khalili “Earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise” – Rumi Heavily inspired by (and translator of) the words of Rumi, Nader Khalili lived his life as a scholar & a mystic. Khalili will go down as one of […]
With its wide spectrum of climactic zones and unique location on the globe, New Zealand has countless vistas that warrant the presence of a divine hand (or extremely creative chaos). After nearly 2 years of venturing the countryside of NZ with camera in hand, I have framed thousands of spectacles. Here are some of my favorites.
Taken during a leisurely road-trip from Salt Lake City to San Francisco, this series of photographs represent my most recent grappling with the illogical elements of our growth based economy. With a multi-day study of Vegas, a visit to a gold miners’ community, and a few relic townships – this album is something akin to a soothsayer’s speculations. Here is an abstract from my reflections on the trip: “Rarely, it seems, do many people lift their gaze from their immediate […]
Southern Utah is one of the most unique areas on the Earth. Considering the forces and time necessary to make all the geologic formations a reality, is humbling to say the least. Below are some images I have taken over the past few years.
The following images were taken in 2009 for my senior project entitled “The Deceitful Boom”. Photographing ghost towns throughout California & Nevada, traveling to Detroit, as well as documenting abandoned Wal-Marts, I set out to illustrate the interconnectedness & illogicality of it all. Here is an abstract from the project’s accompanying essay: “Witnessing the intensification of global crises such as peak oil, climate disruption, environmental disuse and ruination, over-population and its related issues of water & food scarcity; I have […]