I am an IBVM, from the tropical Island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. I worked as a tennis coach, also in counselling, but the area of spirituality, as a spiritual directress, is what I have most loved as a ministry, for the last 23 years.
I became aware that I was an artist during my 30-day retreat at the Osterlay Retreat Centre in London, during my novitiate, where there was an art room.
I did final vows in 2010 and my motto in religious life is “Let all be as one”.
Photography is one of my means of exploring different aspects of my vocation where interfaith dialogue and interspirituality becomes very central. In this collection, you will find photos I took in India, Australia, Spain, Mauritius and Morocco; different countries where I have studied, worked, or visited for a holiday.
I have been living in Asilah, Morocco for three years now, and here I have implemented silent and contemplative sessions, with 200 Moroccan women, so far. To allow this interiority I tell stories.
Through my photos I like to create engaging experiences with the viewer/reader of what touch and question me in life. In this vision when I take my camera I prefer to be alone and let the inspiration come from inside. It is a process where I need first to smell the area, feel the vibration and tune myself with all these movements in me.
I agree with the Canadian photographer David Duchemin, when he says: The challenge is how to create the illusion of depth (using colors, light and emotions) which will impact the hearts and minds of others.