Saturday, 13 October 2012

Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak: The Sufi Connection

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Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak has been busy. He is authoring a blog, and from what I've seen of it so far, it's about his spiritual peripatetic peregrinations and pilgrimages in India and Pakistan. Hard-core Sufi pilgrimages...some that I haven't even heard of.

He recently walked from Delhi to Ajmer (in Rajasthan)accompanied by several hundred fakirs; real or charlatans, it doesn't matter. Accompanied by men (and possibly women) whose fraternity is based on "if you have one chapati, and there is two of you, share it in two pieces, if you are four, share in four, if there is eight, share for eight” …” Blessed are those who have nothing”.

Double exposures, blurs, Holga...nothing is orthodox in Swiatoslaw's photography, and in his journals. Read his entries, and you'll realize there's more depth there than you may have thought.

And Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak is also an accomplished, and more orthodox, photographer as his travel photographs attest. He tells me his first name in Polish means 'praising the world', and he has lived up to it very appropriately.

Take a look at his work....exceptionally interesting, if unusual.