In a series of pictures of Joshua Sarinana “Surface consciousness” presents an intoxicating charm of sidewalks after the rain
In his hands the camera becomes a tool of philosophical contemplation of the world, combining nature and imagination. “I like to think of these pools as the paths in another dimension,” said the photographer, reports Hyser.
The photography of the American neurologist Joshua Sarinana led the search for peace of mind and harmony. According to him, photography allowed him to create a new language at the intersection of science and art. Interest in photography arose at Sarinana in 2001, while traveling.
Gradually passion increased. Parallel to the work on the thesis he studied the theoretical basics of photography, embodying their knowledge in practice. In addition, Dr. Sarinana experienced to photography purely professional interest neurologist.
Fortunately, his colleague at this time founded a new laboratory at the Harvard medical school at Massachusetts hospital and invited Joshua to himself. In the first months of his work at the new place, there were heavy rains. Settling in the area, Joshua has done a lot of Hiking.
His mood after the recent stress were contemplative and were not optimistic either. Lost in thought, he often looked at his feet and gradually became interested in photographing puddles, fall on its way.
The photographer didn’t have much time after the birth of her son, but because he found the beauty underfoot on the way to work and back. Thus arose the idea of the project “Surface consciousness”, which incorporates a selection of beautiful pictures usual puddles.
Although initially no thought about a special series of photographs, of course, was not. Photos of rain puddles that were created in 2014, reflected his natural mood. Since the series is updated with new snapshots, which Sarinana publishes in Instagram.
The title of the series suggested by the concept of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, according to which consciousness is an action of the speaker. In this sense, the image reflected in the puddle, the result of this operation: the work of the imagination. The main idea of the project – search of natural beauty in the city. According to Joshua Sarinana, photography is a great tool for this.
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