“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. – Khalil Gibran
For some reason, when I was in India I became rather obsessed with photographing feet. Feet were everywhere and on full display. Perhaps it was the insanely high temperatures that scorched the skin like fire that lead so many to simply remove their shoes. Or else the Indian custom of removing ones shoes before entering a building or a temple, which unveiled so many glorious, diverse bare feet. Whatever the reason, I became mesmerized by all the variations of beautiful feet I saw in one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
For me, feet are mysterious and similar to a puzzle. Feet offer a small yet insightful look into the personality and individuality of a stranger yet continually stirs the imagination to keep wandering who that person really is. A pure mystery that bewitches us.
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads”. – Henry David Thoreau
“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts”. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh the feet of the future are so beautiful and full of hope.