In a 1927 letter to Sigmund Freud, Romain Rolland coined the phrase “oceanic feeling” to refer to the sensation of being one with the universe. According to Rolland, this feeling is the source of all the religious energy that permeates in various religious systems, and one may justifiably call oneself religious on the basis of this oceanic feeling alone, even if one renounces every belief and every illusion. […]

“’Back to Nothing’ is a series of images from my travels to India. I traveled to India for the first time in 2004 in search of a spiritual teacher, a Guru. I was looking for someone who could help me understand the fundamental nature of reality and myself. […]