Water is a vital source of life. Around 71% of our planet and about 55-60% of our own bodies consist of H2O. Being one of the four elements, in many cultures water symbolizes the flowing, feminine element and is considered to represent purity, renewal and healing.
Numerous religious myths and creation stories begin with water as the most fundamental thing, the essence of life. For example, the Vedas talk about a primordial ocean as the source of all creation. In the Judeo-Christian story of Genesis it is mentioned that "the Spirit was stirring above the waters" on the first day of creation. The ancient Egyptians believed that what existed before creation was a watery abyss, which they called "Nun", while some Native American traditions, such as that of the Omaha peoples, believe that at the very beginning Earth was covered in water.
Perhaps it's not surprising then, that when I look at dewdrops, raindrops and water droplets in general up close, I see worlds, universes and untold stories. Water drops are fascinating subjects to photograph. They form beautiful shapes and patterns, and when one takes a closer look they can almost appear like faraway galaxies and planets.
In this photo collection I've selected a series of macro photographs which focus on the beauty of droplets - water worlds - not in a galaxy far far away, but right here within your reach.
'Center of Attention'
A celebration of life
Just imagine the infinite possibilities...
'A Feast of Luminosity'
'Light as a Feather'
'Birth of a Pearl'
'The Lucky Star'
'Emerald Wings' + 'A Child of Rainbow' + 'Gravitational Constant'
'Tears of a Phoenix'
'The Light that Always Shines'
'The Rain Catcher' + 'Wavicle'
'Scattering Stars Like Dust'
We came whirling out of nothingness