Featured Artist Nila Onda

Photographer Nila Onda paints with light, capturing the ethereal beauty of flowers. See more work by visiting her website.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

I paint with light—an immaterial medium and an energy source of life on Earth. My camera lens opens portals to an intangible world of boundless creative potential and expressive possibilities.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

Through my art practice I explore life as a fluid continuum of cyclical transformations where antithetical states of consciousness harmonize into dreamlike narratives. I shift notions of reality, reframing experience in a magical context.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

The series Luminous Gardens (2018 – ongoing) explores our primal connection with the natural world.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

Entirely created in-camera with no post-production alterations, these photographs offer a vision of the biosphere as a realm of enchantment. The use of the macro lens reveals sunlit flora in vivid detail bursting with color.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

A spectacle of exquisite beauty seduces the senses, transporting the viewer into an immersive journey through otherworldly environments. The experience of wonder conceals complex layers of meaning, inviting deeper reflections into the nature of impermanence and the fragility of life and our ecosystem.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

My personal vision is closely related to Eastern philosophy—a “system view” whose essence lies in the idea of the whole being bigger than the sum of the parts.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

The dynamic interplay of opposite forces, the cyclical nature of a “thinking” universe animated by a generative charge. These are the concepts expressed in Taoist cosmology which are echoed throughout my imagery.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

The principles of Zen aesthetics underpin fundamental aspects of my creative process. They are manifested in the pursuit of a spontaneous flow powered by the engine of imagination.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

My curiosity is captivated by the inner workings of life and the subtle energies operating below the surface. Inspiration finds origin in a profound awareness of the sense mystery that permeates all things.

 

floral photography by Nila Onda

Photography, from the series “Luminous Gardens,” 2018 – 2022 © Nila Onda

 

I experience art as a response to a primal impulse that gives expression to a universal lyrical language—the language of the soul.

 

Artist Nila Onda invites you to follow her on her Fine Arts website, lensculture and the LAMINA Project.

 

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Comments

  1. Absolutely stunning! I have transversed reality and stepped into a cosmic garden of beauty and expression. Strings of harps played within my mind as I traveled through Nila Onda’s lense and soul. I will certainly be admiring these images again. Well done!

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