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Pics of The Week

After a long break from photography I picked up a camera again and lost myself behind the viewfinder. :) Took this photo at a wedding in Rajasthan recently. The picture says so much about the wedding and the state. Rajasthan may be a desert state but the people make up for all and more of the colour missing. Its one of the most colourful places and people I have seen in my travels.

March 4, 2012   No Comments

Two Weeks on the Wedding Road

The last two weeks have been fun, I travelled, met some very interesting people and just had a ball. We photographed two weddings at two corners of India and each was so different.

We started our journey with a quick trip to Kovilpatti my ‘sasural’ or as I see it my second home. From there on to Tuticorin for Hemanth and Mala’s wedding. Theirs was a simple wedding yet ‘hat ke’ or different. Hemanth and Mala added a little bit of themselves to the wedding process and I was glad to be a part of it.

It was a simple ‘nadar’ wedding where an elder gives a little speech and blessing followed by the boy tying the ‘magalsutra’ (its the Indian equivalent of a ring) or thread signifying marriage around the girls neck. There are some more speeches and the wedding’s complete. Hemanth and Mala added to the ritual by having a fusion wedding the day before with a bridal march to choreographed music and a theme. That was a nice twist to it all!

From hot seaside Tuticorin we rushed to freezing cold Jaipur for another wedding. This one was on a grand scale in palaces and heritage resorts. North Indian weddings are long affaires that go on for three to fours days. They are a riot of color and ritual. I don’t know if I’d like to be the bride in all of that but I definitely enjoyed watching it all through my viewfinder.

After almost four years I picked up a camera again and saw the world through a viewfinder. I hadn’t realized just how much I had missed photography in the last few years. Telling a story with pictures the way I see it unfold is cathartic. It gives you a voice beyond words, and I love hiding behind my camera and seeing the world unfold in front of me.

Its been a great two weeks filled with so many things I love – travel, people, places, rituals. I realized I enjoy weddings, they say so much about people and our culture. This year is a year of experimentation for me. I want to try out as many new things as I can and find myself in it all.

Of course all this travel also meant that I didn’t have internet connectivity everywhere so I’ve missed putting up a few blog posts. I hope to make up for this in the next couple of days.

Here’s a quick photo journey of the last two weeks… [These’s are Che’s pics, I hope to put up mine soon :D]

Its been a great two weeks travelling across India, meeting friends and seeing places after years. I’d gone to Jaipur last 5 years ago and so much has changed! This year has started of so well, can’t wait for the adventures to unveil through the year!

February 14, 2012   4 Comments

Pics of The Week

I’ve used this picture thrice but what can I say… I just love it!!!

February 12, 2012   No Comments

Pics of The Week

In the last two weeks I’ve seen some spectacular sunrises and sunsets on the road… Here’s one Che captured…

February 11, 2012   No Comments

Pics of the Week

I had fun shooting this one… Look carefully you can see my sneakers 😀 The location was amazing with a great night sky and painting the tent from inside with light was something I was trying for the first time…. A few attempts did it though 😀

February 5, 2012   1 Comment

Pics of the Week

What do I like about this photo? Just the colours and randomness… :)

February 4, 2012   No Comments

Pics of the Week

Photos of me with the dogs are rare, I guess I can’t be in the picture and take it too 😀
Here’s one with Cuckoo that I really love… Its one of those rare moments I have with her :)
The photo wasn’t posed, she did come and sit that way with me in a moment of coziness.

January 29, 2012   No Comments

Pics of the Week

This one got my attention for the detail – an old mirror, a fan, a old cupboard, a hangar… and a guy who looks like the caretaker of an old bangla.
I like the old grungy look, it reminds me of ancient places with lots of memories…

January 28, 2012   No Comments

Pics of the Week

I really like this photo for its colours – they just pop.
And then there’s the whole jump, there’s something beautiful about that and am envious. Thats something I have to do, I have conquer my fear of jumping with a cycle…

January 22, 2012   No Comments