I consider photography as visual poetry. I am more drawn to its ability to transcend time and place. I constantly revisit personal memories and history through my photography, reflecting on my inner self. Capturing or representing reality are not my goals when photographing. Rather, the coexistence between the past and present, dream and reality, and absence and presence are what consume me. Incidental moments during the passing of time and their surreal qualities and tensions between what is real and imagined are what I seek to convey in my work, taking the viewer elsewhere. In Far Eastern traditions, one takes a humble journey to discover the world and eventually oneself. My photographs and art practice run parallel to this path. I like to follow my intuition and go deeper, away from the “here and now,” free to respond to what is visceral in life. When exhibiting my work, I seek to to create an immersive and sensory experience, transporting my own experiences and thoughts to the viewer.