The dusk mood in a Jaipur park where I went for regular winter evening walks fascinated me and I thought of capturing it with the compact camera I carried in a waist pouch. Owing to low available light, some of the initial attempts were unsuccessful as most photographs came out shaky due to slow shutter speed. It then occurred to me that detail was not important in capturing the mood so the photographs were taken using the camera’s manual focus mode, deliberately out-of-focus or ‘unfocussed’. With blurred photographs, camera shake ceased to be an issue and loss of detail seemed to enhanced the mood! These images were taken in 2010 and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
A 15 minute grocery shopping session at a shopping mall in New Delhi (India) turned into a three hour long wait owing to a sudden, heavy downpour. It rained very hard and continuously that evening (on July 27, 2009) and after some forced window shopping and a coffee, I got attracted to the sight of rainwater flowing down on some large glass windows of the mall. Fortunately, I happened to be carrying a compact camera and started shooting. The next couple of hours passed easily, thanks to an enjoyable photo session!
This is a continuation of the series of photographs Shades of Eventide (Part 1), which were casually taken during evening walks in a Jaipur park in 2009.
This is a continuation of the series of photographs The Pink City : Doors and Windows (Part 1), an appreciation of some old doors and windows from the historic walled city of Jaipur, India. These photographs are not for sale.
This series of photographs was taken casually over a period of many weeks in 2009, during evening walks in a Jaipur park. They try to capture the beauty of the time of dusk or eventide and include a mix of subjects like birds, clouds, colours in the sky, trees, creepers, fences, the sun, the moon, silhouettes, etc. These images were taken with compact cameras carried in a waist pouch and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
During a walk through the historic walled city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink CIty, I stumbled upon a beautiful, old wooden door and my immediate reaction was to photograph it. On subsequent walks, I kept a lookout for any interesting doors and also windows I came across and photographed quite a few of them between 2006 and 2007. Here are some of the images that were taken more from the perspective of appreciating these works of art (as I saw them) and less from the perspective of documenting them. These photographs are not for sale.
A speck of sunlight coming in through the window caught my attention on a cold winter morning and intrigued me by its shape. The next few hours and the next morning were spent exploring and discovering the shapes that morning light coming in through windows made at different places around the living room and interesting shapes were photographed. The thought of photographing ‘light’ seemed to be a very simple or basic idea so to keep the whole exercise simple, a pocket digital compact camera was used for the shoot. Colour wasn’t playing a significant part in the images so they were converted to black and white during post-processing. This turned out to be one of the most enjoyable photo shoots I’ve indulged in and one I could do in my pajamas! The name of the series was inspired by lyrics of the song Love Itself by Leonard Cohen. These photographs are available as affordable prints on archival paper.