Friday, July 29, 2011

Delete

Remember those summer evenings, when there was nothing more important than the moment you lived in. When the light could still reach you without distortion, bright and enigmatic. Those moments lost with every blink. Those sounds still echoing. Somewhere deep down they still exist, waiting, creeping, to transfer, to upload onto a better drive, a healthier life. They told you it was repetitive, an unending cycle, abysmal data rate, you were told it was imperative, inevitable. Then why was the connection severed? The mind goes numb, right before the memory upload failure.





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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Non-mumbaish

I believe Mumbai is one of the most unaesthetic city of India. Don't get me wrong, there are places which are quite pristine and the fact that the sea is right next door is quite awesome, but in reality the skies are usually gloomy greys and the roads are filled with filth, foot traffic and cars. I admire the recent initiatives of college students taking part in clean up drives and I applaud their efforts to give this city the face lift it desperately requires but in the meanwhile, I try to find places that look the least like what Mumbai generally is. Obviously it's quite a task and given the nature of my run-n-gun style of shooting, the camera does attract quite a bit of attention, with random people popping in and out of the frame.

Through Styledrive, I try to maximize the aesthetic element of the environment that I shoot in and in the process give my best to give it a completely different outlook with every new shoot. It's an ardent task, has led to many cancelled shoots and have had plenty of remarks wherein the photographic element is questioned repeatedly by the "client".

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