Photography, in a sense, is a means of time travel. Viewing a photograph from the own past lets us literally get a glimpse into that special moment captured. Sometimes this image allows us to experience or relive a range of emotions, suddenly smell a long forgotten scent, hear a familiar voice or a piece of music, or even enlightens us by offering inner realizations or new observations.
Photographs of our ancestors enable us to learn a little about them and their world. And so our own photographic depictions, our present moments preserved, will become an important message to our future descendants, illuminating their past.
And it's in this circle of time that a meeting between the photographer and a person, or any being for that matter, becomes a moment of singularity. A way to immortalize their ideas, aspirations, their self and their now by letting the former see with their heart and paint with light.