Optical (dis)Illusion

The photography above was shot from inside the mosque at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra. The intricate lattice work of the pure marble mosque held me in one spot, oblivious of everyone else around me, but also because of the contrast with the outside world.

We are often blinded by the intricate patterns right in front of us that we fail to look beyond the surface and into the depths that really matter. This applies to people, places, and situations alike, causing us to be stuck, immobilised, and with a great sense of loss. These are the times we are called to take a few steps back, adjust our vision and re-assess our perceptions and then take another look.

The true effect of this photograph will not manifest on a mobile phone, so I invite you to re-visit it on a larger screen, from three different distances.


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