Pursuit of Light

Photography is about capturing light in all its vibrancy and subtlety. This brings to mind the poem by William Butler Yeats, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven. The poet speaks of laying the cloths of heaven at the feet of his beloved. The beautiful cloths are described as resembling the heavens at different times of the day, “ Enwrought with golden and silver light/ The blue and the dim and the dark cloths / Of night and light and the half light”. The desire to capture the changing light, whether exterior or interior, in an image is a constant pursuit.