• Photography

This essay is the result of short afternoon walks taken in the streets behind my apartment block in the densely populated city of Karachi. The residential areas in Karachi hold a special fascination for me. For a city bursting at the seams with noise and energy, the heat of the afternoon lulls the city into a quiet stupor and the dirty city streets suddenly appear meditative.

The title takes it's name from a haiku by Kobayashi Issa.

my province
even the smoke
an ancient thing.

Creek Vista appartment block in Karachi
Bori mosque in Karachi
Crows on a tree in Karachi officle block next to the sea side crows on street lights
afternoon sunlight through door bamboo stick in a open gutter on the road