Onophotopoeia

Some times even the most mundane of scenes, the most commonplace of faces or the most trivial of objects prove to be a cradle of beauty...unleashing new meanings when looked at again and again. The true magic of photography lies in the fact that we can capture the fleeting moments to revisit them...to listen to the music that the image resounds... Onophotopoeia...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Kaleidoscope

When he locks the door...
And throws away the key...
And that someone in your head is not you...

Let this be thy salvation...
The light at the end of the tunnel.

Another one from the "cokaholic" series.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Perspectives



One of my first photos with my current camera. This shot came out of an evening of photographic experiments along with my friend Tara. We had the glass but no scotch! Engineering tricks prevailed and coke diluted in water did the trick!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Old and the Beautiful

People in Western New York wait for the spring as eagerly as nothing else! And it is indeed a long wait...through the dull, freezing and seemingly interminable winter. The arduos winter is what makes the spring more welcome and enjoyable.
The sight, sense, color and smell of spring brings a fresh sense of renewal to the people of this area. And with it come colors as magnificient as this...injecting fresh blood into the nature weary of dull, gray skies and white, drab snow...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The man who did not need a camera...

With considerable serendipidity, I was introduced to the art of Robert Bechtle.
Relatively unsung among the American artists, this man could actually be used as a substitute for a camera! The image featured above is one of the many creations of Bechtle and believe it or not....its an oil painting and not a photograph.

For the more erudite people, the art of Bechtle is what is known as Photorealism. In mundane language, that translates to realistic rendering of scenes through paintings. Photorealism is a relatively new artform that began in the 1960's. Photorealist artists have been known to be attracted to the most common and everyday scenes and objects. In keeping with this tradition, Robert Bechtle specialized in cars. In fact, his paintings could actually be studied as a journal of evolution of American cars. Along with the cars, Bechtle captured the changing facade of stereotypical American families and values in his paintings. And he did so with the utmost details. His incredible panache for the details is so reflected in his paintings that I stood one foot away from them...unwilling to believe that they are not photographs!!

The Corcoran art gallery in Washington DC is currently hosting an exhibition on him. Anybody, near and around DC is highly recommended to get a glimpse of this man's genius. More information can be found at:
http://www.corcoran.org/

For men may come and men may go...


This really has been overdue...
The Niagara Falls is one of the most photographed piece of nature and I practically live next door to it. There are actually books of photographs on Niagara. An ensemble of exquisite natural beauty and awe inspiring force, the Niagara never fails to capture my imagination. I have seen Niagara in each and every season and practically every part of the day. In an attempt to capture the timeless beauty of Niagara...I shot this in the sepia color mode. This is a view of the American Falls, the smaller of the two main falls at Niagara. The mist of the much bigger Horseshoe Falls can be seen at a distance.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Anatomy of Melancholy

A gray drizzly afternoon...
A brief respite from the incessant droplets...
The dampness reeking from the freshly showered bark...
Reminds me of a place...
Far...far away.

Taken at Letchworth State Park, NY
05/14/2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Desires

This photograph was taken in The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
The Veiled Lady kept in proximity to the artform of Venus creates a disparate ambience in the gallery of European Art. The multiple reflections of the erotic sculpture on the glass walls of the box casing the Veiled Lady made an interesting composition...

Introvert

You lock the door....you throw away the key
There's someone in my head but its not me!

Its a lonely world in here....

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Journey, Doubt... Nostalgia



The first thing God created was the journey, then came doubt, and nostalgia...

The small statement from Theo Angelopoulos' "Ulysses Gaze" probably summarizes all that is there to life! We rush through the journey...stop for a brief moment...miss everything bygone and then continue the dumb charade once more.

The setting sun over Central Park, NYC created a mystic aura beyond words...this is the best that I could do to capture it.

Camera: Konica Minolta DiMage Z5
aperture: 5.3
shutter speed: 1/250 "
ISO: equivalent to 200