This project inspired by an ancient Persian Philosophers: Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi’s treaties on “Light”. Landscapes photographed from different geographical area in Iran with medium format digital camera.
Statement of the series is a retell text according to Suhrawardi’s treaties:
Where these two lines begin is a point and there is no distance between them, but between the ends of these two lines the distance is one cubit. If you extend the two lines you have drawn to the earth out to the sphere, the distance between them will be two cubits where the sun is. We established that the sun was four cubits in diameter. Therefore, two cubits of the sun’s body are outside of the lines, one cubit on each side. If at the distance of one cubit there were sunbeams headed down to the first point on the moon, the light would meet on both sides of where the earth is in shadow, which is night. What lies between these lines from the earth to the remaining points is in light.*
*Treatise on the State of Childhood/ Shihabuddin Yahya Suhrawardi
note: the cubit is an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm.