Why I call my business MOKSHA Productions….
When I first set up my photography business I called it ‘Moksha Productions.’ Most people can’t say Moksha much less spell it when they hear it so… why would I call it that?
Aldous Huxley, at the beginning of his career, wrote Brave New World, in which he spoke of the decline of human civilization. In order to cope with stress or anxiety, the characters would take a drug called Soma which would numb their emotions, not unlike our modern day Xanax.
Later in his life, Huxley travelled through the East, and studied eastern philosophy. The last book he ever wrote called Island was based on a Utopian ideal, where it’s inhabitants merged western psychology and eastern philosophy. Here the characters would take a drug called Moksha which peeled away their preconceived ideas and judgement of what they witnessed. This concept resonates with what I endeavor to do with my work which is to perceive the world without judgment, step away from my preconceived ideas of what I see and where I am, and really truly absorb, through my lens what I am seeing and show what is real with the hopes that I don’t overlay my judgment upon it. It’s an ideal. I am human but it is what I strive for in my work…. Just thought you might like to know…. Also – Island happens to be one of my all time favorite fiction novels….