Shot with a Canon EOS 600D. All pictures clicked between 26th August and 7th September 2013.
In those two weeks of intense photography, in which I clicked hundreds and hundreds of pictures, I decided I would ask permission of my “subjects” before I clicked them whenever I could.
Also, I was careful with my camera settings; these photos either have very minimal post-production or none. This is an attempt to make my film-making/photography less reliant on post work and more based on deliberate production.
The best photograph I have ever clicked must be the one I snapped just after scattering my father’s bones in a river in Kerala. I was struck by how white the bones were, even after being burned and what not. Even though I found the whole experience of the rite immensely sad, I also found it beautiful in ways I cannot fully explain. I had to capture that moment, and the only device I had on me was an old Nokia cell phone. Just as well.
Just yesterday, I chanced upon the photograph and, again, was taken with its poignancy.
Using just that photograph (superimposing its mirror image on itself, having multiple copies of it laid over each other at different angles, inverting and changing the colors, etc.), I created these images on Photoshop.
These are some thingamajigs I created over the last few months for college assignments, for myself, and/or for I-dunno-what. Looking at it all now, I see influences from the many monster movies I was watching then (classic, campy or both), “Courage the Cowardly Dog”, and other similar stuff. Enough said. Here you go: