In this very busy world we live in, the treadmill of work, the overwhelming bombardment of media, news, films, TV, cell phones, ads and people and more just everywhere, there is little refuge. You can, turn most of this off. But to find a place that’s quiet, removed from the daily rat race, somewhere that’s close enough to get to and yet too far for most people, was, I first thought, hard to find. Then one day I decided to get up, at 5am, 40 minutes before sunrise, to take pictures. Little did I know what that decision would amount to. I found it! A refuge from our human maelstrom. Somewhere peaceful, empty of people, empty of media, empty of the buzz and hum of fridges and the noise of next door, instead, full of the power of nature, the majestic skies and the ever crashing waves, drumming out their music. At that time of the morning, the birds are still snuggled in the trees, people are still warm and snoring in their beds, insects are too cold and sleepy to buzz about (except the blo..dy mozzies!), but most of all the sun wakes up and slowly changes the world as it starts to paint the day. The distance in time is large but in proximity, close. Awesome!
Please enjoy this window into life before the alarm clock. Oh yeah, I am a window seat junky and frequent traveler, so there are a few of those pictures too.
With all that, 5-AM IMAGES was born.
Its the result of many early mornings, late nights and in-between times combined with a deep passion to capture both natural and man-made beauty. My pieces try to bring a refuge into the home. To bring the peace I feel and crave, closer to those who need it. The ingredients of each piece is unique; dependent on location, time and my current thought space.
Established in 2013 by myself Phillip J Mantica, 5-AM IMAGES specialises in producing high-quality pieces to inspire, to provide solace in this intense world we exist in and to bring the outside calm of nature into our inside world, sustenance for the instinctive mind.
Thank you for listening.