Steve Gelberg is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer. From the artists statement: For me, the pleasure of photography is in the pleasure of seeing, the experience of opening a more intuitive, patient, contemplative eye to the world. Its about flowing with the strange, synergistic relationship between quiet receptivity and probing curiosity. It is about appreciating the suchness of things, as well as intuiting their symbolic resonances. Photography is, for me, the cultivation of a deeper seeing, and through deeper seeing, heightened awareness and emotion. It is about being surprised and delighted by the ten thousand things (as the Taoists say) of the world, and cultivating a sense of wonder. It is both a spiritual discipline and a hedonistic surrender to the senses. Its about paying homage to the perceived object itself, and to the process of perception itself—allowing oneself to luxuriate in the visual pleasures of form, shape, line, texture, light and shadow.