When I wrote about the unique sound of click in my first blog, I never thought I would soon hold a magic-machine creating this sound incessantly! Getting some time to escape from frantic schedule is tough. If I would take out lens’ cap in this breather, it is joyful. But, if my wonderful Professor would hand-out an antique bag with some historic camera paraphernalia, and says ‘keep busy in clicking’ , it is delightful! If this turns out as the tool for my masters’ project, it is an absolute bliss!
I had known Germans were good in machine making industries! But, this 1960s piece of brilliancy has boosted my respect towards them. Elegantly carved out metallic body, astounding precision of mechanical movements, ample luxury of high-end analog SLR features has stunned my senses which were quite used to work with gentle sleekness of digitized counterparts!
What makes this photo-exploration more fascinating is the pleasure of classic accessories Professor has provided with the camera. Three magnificent ‘objets d’art ‘ lenses with silky silvery diaphragms gives the actual feel of the word Aperture! Couple of antique top-notch light meters from Carl Zeiss, German Gossen Sixtino give an inexplicable feel in holding them! It will be a joyous journey with these ‘machines extraordinaires’!
More than everything, finally my lonely digital Nikon kid has got some pretty old friend to hear some exciting stories of Analogue World!! So, I keep them in the same bag!
These are not portraits, nor they try to catch people with their colorful expressive gestures. But these pictures try to steal some of those ‘silently lost in thought’ moments of life. Vibrant hues, catchy contrasts and aesthetic elements step aside in these shots. Here, monochromes sieve out these distractions. Life here, ‘unsaturates’ with the delicate shades of black and white..
These photographs come alive when we dig deep within our hidden thoughts. These are the moments when we unknowingly ruminate our pasts, we freeze pensively in our presents or we ponder anxiously on our futures. These are the set of frames when we lock ourselves in Contemplation..
There is always a special thing about the pictures which have silent conversations frozen in the frames. When I take my camera out to photograph people with their candid expressions, I always find the most naive demeanor on these dual interactions! Portraits can peek deep into the persona of a subject. But they fail in adapting most basic nature of any living being, its interaction with another! An arc of smile on a cute baby’s face will have a sweeter dimension when its mother appear in the picture. It not only provides an essential adorable touch to the frame but more than that it encapsulates the pristine feeling of a mother towards her kid.
A sister with her brother, adorable friends, two little puppies, notorious twin kittens.. There is no end to the list! In this post, I have tried to put up a small slide show with the pictures taken at entirely different circumstances and of totally different species, but with one common theme. That they are delightfully contented with the presence of another element captured in the frame!