Ashish's Photography

Presence of an Absence
Photo Exhibition at
Old World Charm


Ethos of the exhibition:

Why stillness?
Because it is of least consequence in our modern world.
Stillness is conciousness.
In stillness does he speak to you. The moment of tension between the two notes of a musician. Transporting one into a space so sacred. Still is the creative opportunity. Where the door opens.
For ,visual medium -  is a chance to hear from your eyes.
Rumi says:
“Scholarly knowledge is a vertigo,
exhausted famousness.
Listening is better”.
Only in the still mind is the reflection of the infinite clear. Hold it there as an opportunity to achieve singularity. Remember just as the planets are shepherded by the stars and stars by their galaxies and finally galaxies are shepherded by the black holes. Only then will you experience the dance.
In another couplet Rumi says :
“You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but , sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art”.
Nature is the garment of the infinite. In the flitting of a butterfly writing poetry on the winds. Calligraphy in the flying of birds.
And then stillness again.
Photographs of reflections on still water canvas. Existing for the briefest of moment till the light snuffs life out of them. Living just for that finite time.
And then stillness again.
Is it a conversation?
Lucky that they revealed themselves to me. Was it the momentary stillness in me that I sublimated in them?

Because in the end - it is in the mind.

Ashish Dubey.

old world charm



L to R Mrs Anuradha Dubey, Mrs Shilpa Bhargava, Mrs Sandhya Singh, Mr Rajendra Singh, Mr Vinod Bhargava.

Poetry by Shri Pankaj Aggarwal in appreciation of the exhibition.