The days of shooting an assignment and dropboxing photos to clients are over for me. I have been thinking about this for a long time and somehow handing people a set of digital files at the end of the most important event in their lives just doesn’t cut it anymore. I am now SOLD on the idea of being able to present clients with some beautifully finished books that will document some of their special moments. Here’s a peek at some stuff I have been working on. Let me know what you think.
I shot this mini family session in Waltham, MA last fall. It was one of the most fun portrait sessions I’ve ever shot. By the time we were done, the Shahs and I were pretty exhausted from all the running around. I am thinking of offering these sessions again this spring/summer, so if you are interested in having some quirky, offbeat family portraits shot, get in touch. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on availability and pricing.
Pictures made on New Year’s Eve, ’13 at Freedom Park, Bengaluru, in connection with the Delhi gang rape case.
So much has been said on this case, but one repeatedly highlighted theme was the absence of male voices/opinion on the issue – that the focus should be on educating young boys and men on how they should treat women.
On Dec. 31, 2012 some friends asked if I wanted to accompany them to a candlelight protest at Freedom Park, Bengaluru. There were only about ten to fifteen people when we got there, but it was encouraging to see that they were all young men. They said they had been marking their protest there everyday since the rape had occurred. These men weren’t there to be seen or raise slogans of any kind. It was clear they had all been deeply moved by the incident.
Scenes like this give me hope for India. The newshounds among you might think these are dated, but for me they will always be relevant.
Intimate, backyard weddings are my favorite kind. I loved every bit of this shoot – the amazing attention to detail, the DIY, Etsy-ishness of it. We were in Byappanahalli, Bangalore, but this could have been Boothbay, Maine and you wouldn’t have known.
Also interesting to me is how EVERY SINGLE PERSON at this gathering is so damn beautiful. Like the sort of thing you’d see in a piece on the ‘new India’ in Vogue. Wedding photography can be REALLY interesting if you treat it like it is visual anthropology.
and THAT is my random thought for the week. Have fun with this! I know I did!
Took a trip to Rajasthan, India, with my family after the LONGEST time in Dec. ’12 and really, REALLY enjoyed myself. Left all the fancy photo gear at home and took just an old, mildew-y Nikon D50 with a chipped lens and my cellphone.
Felt free. Broke rules. Was shameless and shot only JPEGS in ‘P’ mode. Realized, sometimes, these gadgets know what they are doing.