Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Woman: A colourful tome of secrets

This picture is of a girl who was my house help. A pretty woman, full of beans. A free spirit at heart, but bound by her environment -poverty, lack of education, religious and societal norms. But her eyes speak volumes of unrealized dreams bubbling within.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dreamin' Monkey

Dreaming of blue skies, green trees and swinging branches; of playmates and play dates...
He was the one I encountered first when I entered the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Bangalore. He was in a cage, enjoying the sun and contemplating on monkey-life.
He was rescued by the shelter and is being rehabilitated. In a week or two he'd be released into the forest to join his family.
Maybe he was dreaming of that day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Here's to natural light :)

For a long time I resisted using artificial lights while shooting. I enjoyed the challenges of shooting in available light. Then I discovered that shooting with strobes can be equally challenging and fun -it's akin to painting with light. But, every now and then I go back to my roots -i.e shooting in available light.

Today, I did an interesting food shoot at Zaffran on St.Marks Road, Bangalore; foods that are made with ingredients considered aphrodisiacs. It's for the Sunday edition of Bangalore Mirror. Will post the pics and recipes here: www.su-kitchen.blogspot.com

This was shot in between shots at the food shoot. There was beautiful, soft, natural light filtering through large windows -delightful!

Compose, focus and click -shooting in natural light is that easy :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Colourful monsoons

Rains bring out the 'ugly' in the city: dirty roads, clogged drains, concrete buildings turn a gloomy grey in the rains. But here it brought out the colours of the city. This was shot in Bangalore.

Through the windshield

I was driving to work when this image unfolded before me. It had begun to rain. I was at the traffic signal when I saw school children rushing through the narrow gate of the school. There were peeling film posters on the walls of the school -a common sight in Bangalore. The entire image was wrapped by the water droplets on my car windshield. I love this image

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