The road to a cosmic perspective

Astrophotography

It all started in 2014 when I was out at a beach, far away from city lights, gazing up at the night sky only to see the milky way with the naked eye for the first time.

As Carl Sagan once said, “when you’re in love, you want to tell the world”. I fell in love with the cosmos and I wanted to tell the world. I wanted to make people around me realize the universe they live in, question and think. Thus I’ve decided to take photos of the night sky, our galaxy, and deep-sky objects.

In our century, most homo sapiens are born and raised in cities where light pollution hinders the sight of stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Contrary to our hunter and forager ancestors, today we lost our visual (naked eye) connection to the cosmos. (Yeah we have satellites, telescopes, and technology but that’s not the point.) Find a dark area far away from cities. Lie down and savor the night sky. You will see meteors rushing through the atmosphere, thousands of distant stars, the milky way and if you look carefully you might even spot M31 Andromeda Galaxy with naked eye. It’s not just you that’s alive, but cosmos itself is also alive. Nothing stays still in the cosmos. All is flux. Time is relative but it’s safe to say that life is too short because according to “The Cosmic Calendar” you don’t even exist for half a second. Thus I try to enjoy that half a second while I have the chance, for I know that I will cease to exist in half a cosmic second.