I traveled in India on August 2008, for twenty-three days. Having spent few days around New Delhi, I begun to move eastward. When we arrived in Varanasi, about in the middle of our trip, my partner was bedridden for several days by a heavy fever. I found myself alone in the narrow and muddy streets of the city, the monsoon breathing around me. Stranger, traveler, photographer.
Accompanying me in my meaningless wanderings, photography brings up the inability to square the mandala designed by gestures, rituals, faces and eyes. In each of the images here presented, I thought I recognized, in a sort of shining shadow, the glimmer of a Truth that my soul has absorbed, even without understanding it deeply.