Sunday, April 23, 2006

humayun's tomb

April 2006, Humayun's tomb
Nikon f75, Ilford 400

Nothing great about this shot but then you tend to fall in love with your firsts. A scan from my first black and white shoot. Learning to see in black and white is all together a different art and I shall try to do so :) .

Friday, April 21, 2006

ephemeral existence.

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smiles galore...

Somewhere near Shahpur in Himachal, Jan 2006

Don't remember their names...
Don't remember those bylanes...
All I remember is their...

a prayer for myself...

Noida Flower Show, Nikon D50, 105mm Macro
As imagemaker one needs to experience life, be ready to learn from the world around us and be willing to take risks. As I read somewhere making art entails asking questions, challenging perceptions and start 'seeing' the things. I pray for myself that I be able to visualise and to be able to create images which say, express all that I have inside, all that which inspite of how much hard I try I haven't been able to put into words. And along comes the joy, the peace... Ameen!


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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darken'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits...

-- John Keats


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April, 2006, Phool Mandi, New Delhi.
Nikon D50, Nikon 105mm Micro.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

India for the non-Indians...

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One fine Morning, April, 2006, Phool Mandi, New Delhi
Nikon D50. 70-300mm G Nikkor

Finally a post after almost a month. Was busy with stuff but still blame it on my laziness... If you wish to do something you will always find time one way or the other...

I love the colors, textures, expressions this facet of India has to offer.

I am not trying to be pedantic with the title, but this is how I think how many (not all) foreigners still perceive what India is - land of sadhu's, snake charmers etcetc... Infact this guy was getting dressed up for some shoot . I would say that's faking if you are not shooting what reality is.