Reading Beneath the ‘Faces’: Serge Anton’s Photography and the Non-Local Discreetness of Each Moments

Tonpa Shenrab Miwo Bon Monastery Nepal

Tonpa Shenrab Miwo, Triten Norbutse (Bon) Monastery, Nepal, photograph by Joy Roy Choudhury

Sometimes I do wonder what makes a photograph so fascinating. Is it the observed or the capture, or, the technology used to observe the observed, or, something hidden beneath the observed that it brings out, some recurrent pattern or archetype that gives the photograph something to stand out from the clutter of objects in our every day life. Does the photograph throw any light on the mind of the photographer? Does it tell anything about his level of perception, as he is the one who is choosing the subject of his photography? Adding another perspective to it, does the photograph hold a key or passport to eternity? Lets look into it. If the photograph captures a moment or say a decisive moment, then we are talking about a precise fragment of space-time which is discreet or can be called a quanta. Instead of thinking about the linearity of time because our neural networking is conditioned that way, we can think about discontinuous moments and there are infinitesimal gaps in between these moments. At the subquantum level, these are interference patterns of wave fronts which are captured in the photograph. Through the photograph is a presence because our brains are Fourier analyzing the wave forms, they are  in fact frequencies which have their origin not at the manifested level of reality but at the implicate level which is the quantum potential. Out of that quantum potential, the photographer is able to manifest one aspect of it in a kind of coordinated movement (also called Holomovement by David Bohm). What does it then tell about the photograph? Though the photograph is a local thing-event, but, what is fundamental is the deeper reality behind it, not, time but the timeless that it represents. That is possible because the photographer is a witness or observer- he is not adding anything to reality. He just capturing “things as they are”. And these discreet ”thing-events” (ji) are like mirrors reflecting each other ad infinitum creating an orchestrated dance like billions of jewels in a necklace each reflecting each other and thereby creating an entire ensemble through mutual interpenetration. Each jewel or dew drop reflects the whole (though of lower resolution) and is a passport to the timeless and the eternal.

The Face Is The Mirror Of The Soul – Serge Anton

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I would like all of you to have a look at Serge’s work, these faces capture the timeless frozen in time. The observer’s consciousness have archived those beautiful moments that capture the essence of existence and bliss. This is what reality is all about – at both levels, the manifested biological level of physical forms, and, at a deeper fundamental level of subquantum reality, the level of the formless or the unmanifest which is more fundamental.  It is the TAO or the Brahman Or the Void which manifests our individuality out of love and compassion (karuna), and if you use the great wisdom or ”maha-prajna” then everything goes back into the timeless as possibilities in consciousness, into the formless undifferentiated, unborn Self which you verily are -”Tat Tvam Asi” (That Thou Art). Here, the photographer is the SEER, the witness, all-pervasive, perfect, non-dual, free, intelligent, action-less, desire-less, unattached and serene – that is the true nature of the Self. The moment photographed is the beautiful tapestry of wordless silence, each face having its own narrative which reflects all other narratives – faces reflecting each other and resembling the whole, the ensemble in a synergistic dance that comes from “the empty theater and empty circus and empty universe
ready to accommodate any act and any audience”. (Buckminster Fuller on Vector Equilibrium)

So, you can take a look at Serge Anton’s work from his book Faces by Lannoo Publishers and enjoy every discreet moment.

FACES from Lannoo Publishers is an exquisitely designed book of beautiful portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer, Serge Anton. Each portrait has been photographed on Anton’s countless travels in Africa and Asia over the last 30 years.

Each portrait tells wordless stories, as they reveal a certain resemblance in the exotic faces of faraway cultures- details in their eyes and wrinkles that seem to reflect the wisdom of lifetimes. There is no text to explain each portrait as Anton wants readers to be intrigued by the portrait no matter where, how or when it was taken.

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For More Information on Serge Anton’s work, pls get in touch with

Jenna Fazio

Public Relations Assistant

CAROL LEGGETT PUBLIC RELATIONS

39 West 14th Street Suite 405

New York, NY 10011

(212) 727-2155

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-J

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Alchemy of Awakening: The Process Dis-Identification Encrypted in the Transcendental Logic of ‘Wonder’ is the Foundation of All Yoga (Novelty of Conscious Experience)

Shiva and Parvati on Nandi Creation Dateca. 1780. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, The San Diego Museum of Art

Shiva and Parvati on Nandi circa 1780 Edwin Binney 3rd Collection The San Diago Museum of Art Copyright

After awakening in the three states separately

Jim With the buddha in the background save

Jim Morrison

One goes to the fourth state Turiya

Consciously aware of the within and without

He is existence unto Himself

Playing without playing

The game of Possibilities

Apparently fixed, creatively unfixed

Causal retro-causal spatio-temporal drama

The Bodhisattwas are coming back…

And Shiva says ‘A sense of Wonder is the foundation of All Yoga’

Wonder that is seen in the child

As she looks for the first time

At the sky full of stars

Maha-avatarBabaji Maharaj

Maha-Avatar Babaji Maharaj

Those are the bridal flowers of your destiny

Pure and innocent

They cluster together bursting in joy

The light of their fragrance

Illuminating things

And matter made apparently real to the Observer

Creating entangled network sharing hubs

That process data and information

But never the NOVELTY of expression or vision

And that something unique is a ‘sense of wonder’

Richard Feynman Theoretical Physicist

Richard Feynman, Theoretical Physicist

 

Which is the foundation of All Yoga.

And Richard Feynman “wonders at wondering

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A universe of atoms

An atom in the universe”.

You walk bare feet on grass

Whistling and singing

Your feet caressed by the morning dew

And the gentle wind bathing you in delight

You wonder at the marvels

Of Love and Compassion

The Saviour grace working through humanity

One day you too will wake up from this dream

To find your Self

And wonder gazing at the faraway stars

They have burned within from eternity.

 

-J

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the ‘Milk of Human Kindness’springs forth the Non-Dual Action: From the ‘Super-Void’ of Prajna

bhagavan ramana maharshi with cow lakshmi

Sri Ramana Maharshi with the Lakshmi, the cow 

Tintin in Tibet

Tintin in Tibet by Belgian Cartoonist Herge  

 

‘Shantih Shantih Shantih’

Therefore, Sariputra, owing to the absence of Volition and imbued with prajnaparamita (Subjective Inseeing), bodhisattvas no longer are bound by interpretive thought-processes, and so have no fear, are freed from delusion, and have found nirvana.

Space-time are extensions inevitable for manifestations of an objective world

Dualistic they are in accommodating contraries which the brain perceives

This is our biological neural perception linguistically expressed through a system of signs

The Non-verbal Silent Identification with Pure Noumenon which is neither Being Nor Non-Being is also possible and inevitable

This is the existential moment -‘uji’ cut off from spatio-temporal linearity

It is boundless and free yet discrete and non-conceptual

Experiencing that is highest yogic state -Nirvikalpa Samadhi

“All Forms Everywhere Are Unreal And False” {Diamond Sutra}

“She in her formless form

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Reading Tintin in Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama reading ‘Tintin in Tibet’ 

Abides by the law of supra-cosmic will

He, unto whom, the knowledge of a silent arc

Replenishes the dimensionless perfection of moments

Springs forth forever and ever

From the heart of kindness

The formation of the milky way *’akash ganga’ and the wish-fulfilling cow ‘kamdhenu’

-J

 

 

 

 

Press Information: Ostend International Airport in Belgium to host Premiere Event in travel business involving Belgian company Zora Bots. 

Ostend international airport in Belgium will be the stage of a Premiere Event in the traveling business involving Belgian company Zora Bots on 1st July 2016.

Zora Bots’ mission is to make social robots accessible to everyone. With this goal in mind, the company developed the first fully functional and user-friendly software able to give life to Nao humanoid robots. It has been successfully implemented in healthcare since 2013 and over 300 Zora-equipped robots have now been adopted and are in use at various care facilities worldwide. A couple of weeks ago, Zora Bots was also the first to implement next-generation Pepper robots to greet and assist visitors and patients at two Belgium hospitals. And now, it is time for a new first… this Friday at Ostend international airport.

Through the Doors of IKAYI into the Micro-Ether Gravity of the Senses Floating in a Visionless Space of San-Zan-Van Infinity Where Beauty Holds Her Breath in the True Upliftment of Time

Through the Doors of IKAYI into the Micro-Ether Gravity of the Senses Floating in a Visionless Space of San-Zan-Van Infinity Where Beauty Holds Her Breath in the True Upliftment of Time

Consciousness-Analogue

The sky an umbrella of micro-ether-gravity

Triangular motion vector within a circle unmanifest

Beauty has its logic in the arms of embrace

Surrender the soul of the new technology

Robust speed mechanism verbal cushion of jerk-on-jolt

M = mass per decra habitual length divided by time constants

Eternity a semi fluid substance in the Ra-Dofh eternal

Quang Umin Anon Reng Kriya

Eliminating the zero from the micro-filaments of one

We get bounded-unbounded space substation of eject gravity

Alphabets are running like streams falling like rain from the sun-thor-zeta-eta-theta-psi functions

Xerut-worship Juvak

Welcome to everyone on board – welcome to IKAYI Temple 

Refa-nefa-zefa-zoring spring Shambhala

Home is a home far from home distant imaginations are flowers of real identity.

– Joy Roy Choudhury

Ref: Welcome to IKAYI TEMPLE, Samij Datta, 2012

Moutianscape picture, Joy Roy Choudhury, 2012

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