‘Enlightened’ is a limited edition photograph by the fine art travel photographer & journalist Ben Mckechnie. This image depicts two women sitting in a courtyard at Longshan Temple in Taipei’s Wanhua District. One woman scrolls endlessly on her smartphone, while the other has her head buried in a book, bathed in light and deep in concentration.
“This image serves as a reminder to disconnect from technology now and again; endlessly staring into the black mirror and scrolling inanely do not bring us inner peace or anything approaching enlightenment—the clearest reflections are found when we are calm and still like the surface of a pond, and a good place to start is with a digital detox.” — Ben Mckechnie
Camera & lens: Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 24–105 mm f4 L lens
‘Enlightened’ is a limited edition photograph printed on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta paper (325 gsm) with UltraChrome K4 inks from Epson. It measures 67 x 100 cm and it’s limited to just 5 editions.
All Ben’s fine art prints have a 3 cm (1.2 inch) border for framing, are signed on the front and on the back, and come with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.