When I was just a kid, deep in the large bookshelf in our house, there was a book that I could barely handle with my hands.
Every once in a while, I would climb up, pull the book out with all of my strength, put it on the ground and spend a whole hot summer afternoon flipping through its pages.
The book was a Century of Life Magazine's compilation of their best images: Monks meditating in small caves in a mountain, a cowboy taming a wild horse, Masai Warriors doing a jumping dance next to their huts... I imagined myself in there, with them. Sharing that moment. In my mind, I traveled far to those places. It took me so far away from where I was, and it brought me extreme joy.
It was at some point later, when I thought, maybe that is what life is about. Maybe its about us experiencing these 'moments', where everything just comes together perfectly: The sounds, the people, the imagery, the smells, the textures...Maybe we are here to experience these moments, as many as we can, and experience this sudden joy and sense of unity and connection.
That's when I set off. Perhaps, in the hopes of experiencing as many of these moments as possible, capturing it, and bringing them back with me to my loved ones, to the people I know, and conveying them through a story, an image, an audio piece or a video clip.
I wish with all of my heart that I can bring you as much joy and exhilaration as I felt at the moment I captured that moment.