Welcome to 7th Circle Photography Scotland
7th Circle Photography.
The name 7th circle is inspired by The Divine Comedy which follows a traveler called
Dante on his travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven.
Which pretty much sums up most photographers journeys on their own travels to create art.
The Divine Comedy is an Italian narrative poem by Dante Alighieri,
The poem was started in 1308 and completed in 1320 a year before Dante’s death in 1321.
It is widely considered to be the pre-eminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature.
The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is divided into three parts Hell, purgatory and paradise.
The poem begins on the night before Good Friday. Dante is thirty-five year old lost in a dark wood he is assailed by beasts he cannot evade, Dante is at last rescued by Virgil, and the two of them begin their journey to the underworld. The journey involves travelling through the nine levels of hell.
Circle 1: Limbo
Resided by virtuous non-Christians and unbaptized pagans
Circle 2: Lust
the souls here are punished by being blown about violently by strong winds, preventing them to find peace and rest.
Circle 3: Gluttony
Sinners lie rotting away in a never ending icy rain, overlooked by a worm-monster Cerberus.
Circle 4: Greed
the inhabitants drag about heavy weights and boulders with their chest all the time.
Circle 5: Anger
the wrathful fight each other on the surface of the river Styx.
Circle 6: Heresy
the heretics were souls who did not agree to the Christian doctrine. They are lying in burning tombs.
Circle 7: Violence
The 7th circle is divided into 3 rings — outer are murderers sinking into boiling blood, the middle are the suicides who turned into bleeding trees, and the inner ring are blasphemers and sodomites who reside in a desert of burning sand and are scorched by burning rain falling from above
Circle 8: Fraud
This circle of Hell is divided into 10 stony ditches with bridges between them. Each ditch has a different kind of fraud and punishment such as whipped by demons, steeped in excrement etc.
Circle 9: Treachery
the betrayers are stuck frozen in a lake of ice. The lake consists of 4 rings, with the last level resided by Lucifer, Brutus, Cassius and Judas.
Just like Dante all photographers must make and follow there own path which will take twists and turns down
wrong alleys and dead ends but eventually lead them to there own paradise.
thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.