Fine Art Photography

by Carlos Letman

 “Any object before our senses has, apparently, a meaning and a shape intrinsic to the object. But if we dive into its nature, we realize that it does not have a permanent structure or meaning itself. Everything is subject to transformation and in the profound observation emerge new forms and new thoughts.

   Carlos L.

“From emotion to thought, from thought to word and from word to the action: so, descending step by step, the man pulls away from his truth. Arriving at the ground of existence our actions, barely reflect what we felt when we were on the top flight of stairs.”

   Rafael Argullol

 “The orthodox interpretation of quantum mechanics is that only one of the possibilities contained in the wave equation of an observed system goes ahead and the rest of them vanish. The theory of Everett or many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics says that all of them are done, but in different worlds that exist alongside ours.” 

   Hugh Everett III

” The revolutionary artist and the visionary scientist are both fundamentally engaged in investigating the essence of reality.”

   Leonard Shlain 

“In Western scientific thought, the human soul turns outward wondering the why of the things. Why the One is reflected in the many? What is the reflector and what is reflected? Why is there not only the One? Mysticism, however, in both East and West is experiencing the oneness of things, trying to penetrate beyond the many, which is in the end, just an illusion.” 

   Wolfgang Pauli

 “This collection of photographs is a visual reflection of the reality that surrounds us. It is inspired by reading the teachings of some of the sage mystics devoted to meditation and contemplation of the nature of mind and also by reading books about the latest theories in particle physics made by the best and brightest minds of the international scientific landscape. Although very different in method and objectives, both ways retain an unusual and fascinating similarity in explaining the matter and the observable reality.

For scientists, what we call reality or matter is made up of subatomic particles, incomprehensible to the inexpert human mind, as their behavior and existence follow from the result of mathematical calculations rather than direct observation. The observable reality is merely an interpretation of the mind, a truth that only exists in the mind of the one who observes.

Meanwhile, mystics believe that Reality cannot be explained or understood; cannot be measured nor apprehended, and only through meditation, without an observing mind, we can experience oneness with the All; the ultimate Reality.” 

   Carlos L.

“Art is the highest form of hope.”

                                Gerhard Richter

Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated “building blocks,” but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations always include the observer in an essential way. The human observer constitutes the final link in the chain of observational processes, and the properties of any atomic object can be understood only in terms of the object’s interaction with the observer.”

   Fritjof Capra.

“Looking is not as simple as it looks.”

                       Ad Reinhardt   

“Time forks perpetually toward innumerable futures.” 

             J.L. Borges

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