To the Center Within: Photographs by The Silent Infinite + Asha Beta

Last summer, photographer Abigail Amalton, who publishes moody, meditative images under the name The Silent Infinite, met artist Asha Beta (previously on Coilhouse) at the Coilhouse Black and White And Red All Over Ball in Brooklyn. The result was a series of photos titled “Immanence” and “To the Center Within“: a collaboration that explores personal mythology and self-transformation. With piercing assistance from Venus Pain, Asha and Abigail created a three-part sequence taking place outdoors, and a second shoot in the studio.

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“We can use art for deep change – when we undertake the journey of individuation, we can move beyond survival needs and encounter truly beautiful territory,” writes Abigail in a description of this series. “These images remind me that I can always hold myself to my greatest possibilities, that I no longer need to pretend that the conventional is something I want in any form at all … what I want is real, deep, never-ending change. A feeling of the power of choice in creating reality. The second we free ourselves of the half-truth that we are bound to the organizational templates of society and culture is the precious moment we start to self-define and steer our own ship … Who knows where we will arrive?”

More images after the jump, and even more on Flickr and on Abigail’s site.

11 Responses to “To the Center Within: Photographs by The Silent Infinite + Asha Beta”

  1. Meredith Yayanos Says:

    Gorgeous!

  2. rickie Says:

    so beautiful! and that quote is 100% FUCK YEAH. we will take over the world.

  3. Jeffrey Wengrofsky Says:

    Fantastic in every sense of the term!

    Where are those steps???

  4. sarayoo Says:

    It’s simply brilliant!!! Please continue creating awesome stuffs like this!

    -peace.

  5. Heather Says:

    love love love it. esp the first one!

  6. Paul Komoda Says:

    Transcendently lovely!

  7. Asha Beta Says:

    It was so wonderful working with Abigail and Keith…
    Abigail has that incredible blend of curiosity and receptivity that conjures creative spontaneity!

    The outdoor shots on the steps were taken on a lovely, populated Sunday in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York… Lots of young families passed through, so I am pretty confident we made at least one kid weird ;)

  8. Abigail Says:

    Thanks so much, everyone!

    Jeffrey – those steps are in Prospect Park, Brooklyn! Definitely one of my favorite places in NYC.

  9. Tertiary Says:

    This is exactly the sort of thing that should come out of the Haus throwing parties.

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