This is the second part of the series Feathered Friends (Part 1 here) featuring black and white photographs of birds in groups taken during evenings in and around the city of Jaipur, India. These images, shot with a variety of compact cameras, attempt to portray the beauty of birds in our environment and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
Connaught Place, New Delhi, is one of most iconic marketplaces in India. Visually, it’s a blend of colonial architecture characterised by arches, pillars and corridors interspersed with shops, restaurants, signages, decorative lighting, kiosks and of course, people! Connaught Place used to be my favourite haunt and much like the Pink City : Unfocussed series, a series of unfocussed photographs of Connaught Place was attempted, which aimed to capture the flavour of this unique marketplace. Taken in 2007, these images are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
Some black and white photographs of birds in groups, that were mostly taken during evenings in and around the city of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). These images attempt to portray the beauty of birds in our environment. They were shot with a variety of compact cameras and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
This is a continuation of the series Out of the Ordinary, featuring black-and-white photographs of ordinary or mundane sights in and around the city of Jaipur, India, taken between 2006 and 2010. These images are available as affordable limited edition prints on archival paper (Edition: 24). Print sizes: 20×15 or 16×12 inches.
The Monsoon was generous in North India in 2010 and twice during the season, I found myself travelling in a bus on National Highway 8 (between Delhi and Jaipur) during heavy downpours. As the bus moved, rain splattered on the glass window next to me and created on it what looked like streams! Owing to the almost opaque layer of moving water on the window, the scenery outside turned into background and kept changing as the bus progressed, often looking like a water colour painting. Fortunately, on both occasions I was carrying compact cameras using which some of the painterly sights were captured.
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 that was 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.