The faces may not strike much sense to us except that they are all from Meghalaya. They represent 4 major tribes from Meghalaya Garo, Khasi, Jaintia and Dravidians. They have their origins from the Tibets, East asian khmers and South asian dravidians respectively. Thay all speak different languages and dress differently.
So far, this has been the toughest place to shoot indoors in natural light. Beautiful palace yet lifeless in photographs without proper light + people combination. Here’s my effort to bring both the elements together!
The travel photographer, compiles a lot of interesting photos, workshops and exhibitions!
Published in Fortean times from UK, though the accompanied story sounds funny! They had send me a copy of that magazine, cant find it now.
A lovely poster of Indian portraits by Karmadude.
Theyyam and Padayani during the onam festival in my city. Theyyam is vigorously red while Padayani soothes you through green. Both combine dance, music, colours and believes from tribal culture which lately found a place in the main stream.
A month spent in the north – eastern state of Meghalaya during March 2007. One of the the first things I ventured was a school sports day in Tura. As I peeked through some of their school life moments!
As celebrations set off for Onam last year. magical light..tanned bodies..and wonderful sound.
Dear Editor, I’m happy to see that my photo of a building by Padamashree Laurie Baker being published in you esteemed new paper, that too in editorial page. Same time it is really saddening to see that I am not attributed for the work I’ve done. It is really disappointing for an budding photographer like…
Times of India’s editorial page on April 21st, 2007. I was really shocked at the same time happy to see this picture of mine added in the editorial tribute to one of the best architects India late Mr. Laurie Baker. The picture was published in national editorial without the photographer being intimated or credited. I came to know about…
A peaceful holiday at the beautiful hill station of K.Gudi in BR hills. In the rain shadow region of the western ghats, K Gudi remained cool and serene even during summer. The early morning jungle safari in an open jeep gave a geat view of the hills and lovely sanctuary. Night hours in cottages and tents are lit…
A brief period of work in Bangalore but rarely ventured to see new places. This is one of them! Nrityagram started by famous Odyssey dancer late Protima Bedi. This place has such great ambience..almost fell in love with it. Designed by the Goan architect Gerard D’Cunha.
My passion for photography revived on my stint with NID. These two are my favourites from the streets of Ahmedabad during the experiments in 2004. These photos always force me to re-think of black and white analogue photography. May be I should try that again!