The Oculus

Through My Eyes by Julian Chokkattu


Richard Koci Hernandez, assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said, "Your creativity grows when you practice with your tool." This site is a tool and a journal to see how I improve as a photographer — a place for me to take a look at my own work and ask, 'how could I have done that better?'

The Oculus refers to a circular opening in a dome, more specifically the oculus in The Pantheon in Rome, which is a circular opening at the structure's center. It is also known as the Devil's Hole.

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Julian Chokkattu

"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."

Photo by Derek Cortes.