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..
Camouflaged! Taken at one of the schools located in a slum located in the heart of Bangalore
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.
Color is a rarity here. 38 years back it was flushed out. Dhanushkodi comes in your dream, as a broken series of flashes..
Taken in a place called Halliberu, an utterly remote village at the bottom of Sahyadri Mountains near Kodachadri. Life is just unbelievably fragile here..
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.
It is the last one right? She asked!
One moment, one request, one click and seven priceless expressions! Children from an underprivileged area on the outskirts of C
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
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!
Click! The sound seems very ancient right? If you love photography, this little clatter will make your hearing senses awaken. Although the advent of the digital world has partially muted the magical symphony of mechanical movements, Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras still somehow manage to keep the crispy sound of shutters alive! Each time brain picks up a clicking sound, eyes deny blinking to see yet another creation on the display screen.
When I started exploring my mind to pick out a subject for the first post, one persistent chatter was hovering within the halo of the thinking process. It did not take much time to realize what it was! But while choosing a name for the blog as Create-Click-Capture, I was skeptical that, out of around 3 million photography lovers on this planet at least one of them, could have previously thought about this name. Nevertheless, I chose this. For me, photography is Creating a meaningful frame within your eyes, then Clicking and to carefully Capture the frame. For the first blog, I thought, I should dedicate it to the second C!
So here goes the first photo-word! For every fresh click, one fresh time-frame is frozen. Thus a fresh perspective is born! Here are some clicks which makes me to love them for their freshness! They are calm, they are serene, they are refreshing and they make me to sit back and feel lighter! I hope they do the same for you too!