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Journey Diaries – Faces

Last three months have been pretty different. In fact the entire year 2012 has been life changing experience for me. An eventful year in Europe has culminated with some special journeys through the hearts of India’s rural destinations. Even though it was started as a photo documentary project for Selco, a wonderful organization that aims at lighting the most underprivileged sector of societies in South India, it gave me more than just photographing experience.

In the first set of journey diaries, I would  like to post a series of photographs which are true representations of various experiences I have had during my Photo-Documentary journey. Though I found numerous ways through which these places captivated me, in this post, I would try to mainly focus on intricate intertwining relationship of life with some of the unimaginable circumstances in which these people are living. They smiled, laughed, shed tears, shared stories – sometimes silently, sometimes with heavy-hearted words..

 

A Blend

Camouflaged! Taken at one of the schools located in a slum located in the heart of Bangalore

Monsoon

They live in the heart of Bangalore. But electricity, water supply and other basic amenities are few luxuries they have never seen. Yet one thing remains the same. Drops of rain bring the same joy. To us, to them.

Vibrance

Color is a rarity here. 38 years back it was flushed out. Dhanushkodi comes in your dream, as a broken series of flashes..

Brothers

Brothers!

Family

Taken in a place called Halliberu, an utterly remote village at the bottom of Sahyadri Mountains near Kodachadri. Life is just unbelievably fragile here.. 

House

Siddhis, a special tribe having origins from Africa, now have blended into the deep rural settlements in Northern Karnataka. Taken at one of the interestingly build houses where touching stories were heard from the young girl.

Hope

It is the last one right? She asked! 

Friends

One moment, one request, one click and seven priceless expressions! Children from an underprivileged area on the outskirts of C

Inevitable   A normal day for an old woman at one of the rural settlement in Chitradurga.

Eyes

Her words were priceless. Her memories were timeless. Shanthavva, 90 years old freedom fighter, now fights for her daily life, yet with the same undying spirit to tell                  her stories of life. Taken at Freedom Fighters village, Dharwad

Hide     Shot at a small Marathi village near Belgaum, I loved the way the kid tried to hide from the camera at the same time

Delight A tiny surprise, as Sreekanth said! Taken in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, probably the best moment in our journey!

 

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Cities to Remember

There are some cities in the world which offer a magical experience to the dwellers irrespective of the season and time of the year. By embracing the past with some incredible stories of history, these cities nudge the present smoothly with the right pace. Tourists swarm in thousands to immerse themselves in the unique delicacies of art, culture, architecture and nature. Here are the most unforgettable cities I visited last year with their sheer brilliance in night-time. Quite often pictures do speak a thousand words, so this short piece is just about those memorable photographs I was fortunate to click.  It is about those cities with a story. Those cities with a tale of history. Those cities hiding a bit of mystery.

And pictures of  those ‘Cities to Remember’.



A ‘Double’ Story!

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!

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