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Artikel geplaarst In Haarlems Dagblad 19 maart 2018

About my photographs


KYUNG DROPSIE
THE QUEST FOR MY GRAIL;
The home of the Grail is in the unexplored area of the soul. In variations of the story,
it is seen as a temple or castle, in a remote and mysterious place.
So the Quest for my Grail is to find in the most inner-soul of me.                    
But also outside myself; the place that might be the Grail, or Nepemako:
Malakût, Shambhala  or Tushita Heaven
So I photographed all the reflections for me, they all are of dependent
existence  and could be… a glimpse of these places.
Nepemako is a “hidden country”. You can find it on maps, in the bend of
the river Brahmaputra [ in Tibet], but it belongs also to another reality ; It is present
but invisible. The Islamic thinking has also an invisible world;                        
 the Malakût, the imaginairy world.
 
 
THE EXPRESSION LANDSCAPE  written by SHOJI UEDA   [1991]
 First of all, let’s consider the word “landscape” [written  風景in Japanese   ,
And pronounced fukei  ]  , the first character of wich means “ a blowing wind “.
The second character evokes the image of an expansive field.  
With a couple of additions you can get :                         

    
  
So as I close my eyes [ to let my imagination go], the light rays that pour  
into my retina’s, I see the brilliant reflection of the sun, a deep sky or a wide
open ocean, a mountain burning like a forest with new greens, and then a
cityscape that I have taken at some time.

But even if I took photographs of all that, they would still be but one part of
what nature has furnished as landscape.
And no matter how many exposures I take, the photography will still be only a
borrowing from nature—though that’s probably fine for what we call landscape photography.
Walking about searching for that one masterpiece of shape or composition is,
after all, an experience that must be considered part of the genre of landscape photography.   
              

 

 

 

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