While staying true to my beloved photo-tradition of observing daily changes in the sky, I approached this project much more rigorously than my previous ‘Tulum Sunsets’ series. Namely, I treated it like a scientist would treat an experiment, controlling for all variables except my main subject – the sky. Depending on weather conditions, I narrowed down the shooting environment to three precise locations, took no more than 30 shots during very specific windows of time, and made a commitment to shoot every day for a month. The resulting series ‘Karuna Sky’ is a collection of my favorite shots.
‘Karuna’ is a Sanskrit word which means ‘compassion.’ The name for this collection was inspired by Villa Karuna, a beautiful estate in Mexico where I was fortunate to live while conducting my photo-experiment. Located right outside a small surfing town Sayulita, on top of a lush green jungle-covered hill (one of many lining the Pacific coast of Nayarit,) Villa Karuna is the kind of place where every detail carries meaning, love and compassion… Thank you so much, Johan, Leslie, Sunny, Eric, Ernesto, for the incredible experience!