IN BLOOM – INSPIRATIONAL JAPANESE GARDEN
i was really looking forward to seeing our setagaya park in vienna in bloom. i love the perfection and details of japanese gardens.
to complete this perfection i chose the one and only patrick domingo. for me the best photographer and film maker i know. for this shoot he worked with his assistant stefan kyota glanz who was perfect for the story because he has japanese roots.
spring is so inspiring – the rising energy, the smells and the air vibrating with life. since you know i’m in love with the japanese zen tradition, i have one more quote from dōgen – the famous ancient zen master – for you:
“treading along in this dreamlike, illusory realm,
without looking for the traces i may have left;
a cuckoo’s song beckons me to return home;
hearing this, i tilt my head to see
who has told me to turn back;
but do not ask me where i am going,
as i travel in this limitless world,
where every step i take is my home.”
– dōgen –