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Resurfacing with AIPAD

April 1, 2012

I’ve been quiet. Quietly attending to my new born daughter, Siya. She is now 3 months old and we have all survived the insanity. It’s been special beyond words.

AIPAD was my first photo event of the year and I was very happy to see the works of the following three artists

George Georgiou who I have previously blogged about on Ishaara. I’ve always been a fan of his images and to see them in person made me incredibly happy. Here is an image from his series Fault Lines.

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© George Georgiou

I also loved the prints of Robert Platt Lynes who’s works are currently on view at the Steven Kasher Gallery.

All three prints I saw on the wall were sold within the first couple days of AIPAD! No surprise there. Here is an image

for you. Also feel free to read Elizabeth Avedon’s words on his works.

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And finally Elinor Caruchi’s prints were on view with Sasha Wolf Gallery. Elinor’s series Born looks particularly gorgeous in person. Here is one of my favorite images from the series.

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© Elinor Caruchi

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Darshan Talk at SVA tonight!

November 2, 2011

Dear Friends,
Owing to the successful fundraising of my project Darshan, I was in India September through October creating and producing the next four images in the series. I’d to invite you to my talk at the School of Visual Arts which will highlight some new footage and images shot in India.

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Venue: 136 West 21st street, Room 418 F

My friend and shadow

October 14, 2011

I am happy to announce my collaboration with Roberto Farruggio who is a New York based sicilian filmmaker and has been shadowing me for Darshan for the last several weeks. Roberto and I met in spain during “Espacio Nudage” a festival we were both invited and selected to attend in Spain this January. Roberto assisted me for a job for AOL in Madrid and we soon knew we would get along like peas in a pod. This friendship grew and has led him following my recent project Darshan all the way to India.

Darshan my most recent pride and joy, was a project that got successfully funded on Kickstarter a month ago. I have just freshly returned from Mumbai where I was deep into production creating the next four images in this series of 9. I just wanted to share Roberto’s work with you and say that many of my behind the scenes stills and movies to come, will be owing to his ardent following. Below is a picture of him in india with me capturing footage for Darshan.

Here is a quick sample of Roberto’s work below but I encourage you to take a look at his style and imagery on his website.

Please keep tuned to some incredible production stills of how Darshan was manufactured and touched by many people’s hard and ardent work on sets.

Lord Ganesha!

September 30, 2011

While i’ve been silent on the social networks Its been a whirlwind for the last 20 days. I have much to catch you all up on! But here is how my trip kicked off.

I arrived a day before the Ganesh festival ended. Ganesh Chaturthi is a very celebrated festival in India and particularly Mumbai. This timing was intentional.
My trip is sandwiched between Ganesha Chaturthi and Navratri which is the Durga Festival. Inspirations of these idols surround the city with lights, festivities and tons of artistic inspiration. Painters and sculptors who have done this for years shine during this time.

Ganesh Chaturti in Pune - Shot by Urmit

Above is an image shot by a student and Camera assistant Urmit. This is a scene from the Ganesha idol being carried down the streets to be immersed into water. The idol lord Ganesha is placed in a decorated temple on the first day of this festival and then worshipped for days until it’s immersed in the waters only to return the following year. Here are some shots from the Ganesha Idol that was in our home in Mumbai.

The 2011 Ganesha idol at the Sharma residence

Mom and dad praying before the immerse the idol ta the beach

Dad lights the fire using camphor at a very windy Versova beach

Children rejoice as they sing hymns of Lord Ganesha

Taking the idol away for immersion on the last day of Ganesha Festival.

Streets gets jammed and traffic packed as people navigate to the shores with idols that fit in your palms to a few floors high. It’s quite the sight! It had been ten years since I had celebrated this festival with my parents and brother. I was glad to be home.

On my mind

March 31, 2011

Thomas Albdorf

Thomas Holton

Kwashima Kotori

Jason Nocito

Sam Comen

Gautier Pellegrin

Kara Brodesgella

Jake Stangel

Vince Contarino

Elinor Caruchi


Amaury Da Cunha

DoDo Jin Ming

Igasi Cunill

Christopher Dibble

Yan Copelli

David Mascha

Dalton Rooney

Chris Frazer Smith

Lauren Treece

Amaury da Cunha

Yuki Onodera

Roger Ballen

Siddharth Sanghvi

March 29, 2011

I was commissioned to photograph Siddharth Sanghvi, an Indian prodigy and extremely well known author of our times for Canteen Magazine. Sanghvi has been compared to Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth in his writing styles, especially for using settings of magical realism, and themes such as karma, love and sexuality extensively in his very applauded book The Last Song of Dusk. Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot. Above all, he was a delight to work with and a great person to brainstorm about life, love and image making.

Limited Edition Print Sale to support Japan

March 13, 2011

My image, “Hope” is soon to be a part of the Wall Space Gallery page. The Wall Space gallery has organized an online limited edition print sale by various artists to support Japan and it’s current Tsunami and Earthquake struck condition.

Please visit the link and donate. All images are a signed and at limited edition of ten priced humbly at $50. The print I have donated is below and will be soon to appear on the Wall Space’s website. In the mean time if you would like to support the cause, please spread the word by sharing the information on social networks. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with me. Thank you to Crista Dix for putting this together.

Herbert G Pointing @ The Empty Quarter

February 16, 2011

When I was in Dubai which was a few weeks, I visited a fantastic photography gallery called The Empty Quarter. Elie, the proud owner of the gallery is kind, gracious and has a great roster of people and shows. The exhibition that was up when I visited was a really memorable one. It made you instantly feel sort of lame about ever complaining about carrying around one too many lenses on your back. No pain, no gain folks. People die for their art and for what they believe in. Here is a quick read on what this show was about.

T E R R A N O V A

In 1910, the Terra Nova expedition set itself the glorious task of conquering the South Pole. Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a group of men in a long and excruciating venture, which ultimately ended with their tragic death. Scott and his men died on their way back from the Pole, overcome by extreme cold, exhaustion and starvation.

“All the daydreams must go”, wrote Scott in his diary. But the dreams, the ambitions and the beauty of Scott’s journey did not fade away:

Herbert G. Ponting, recruited as ‘camera artist’ for the Terra Nova expedition, left over 1700 glass plate negatives as a testimony of the Antarctic venture, now marking its centennial anniversary.

Some of these pictures were just raw, honest and printed to perfection. I know am a richer person for seeing these come to life before me. I encourage you to visit the gallery webpage and read up a bit about the legacy Mr. Pointing left behind. Below is the fabulous gallery owner Elie.

The Worst Journey in the World – Captain Scott

Portrait of Mr. Herbert G Pointing

Elie, owner and curator at The Empty Quarter, DIFC, Dubai

On my mind

January 29, 2011

Sophie Alexander

Alex Webb

Louis Gonzales Palma

Matt Eich

Noemi Goudal

Alfredo Srur

Cheers to Feature Shoot and others!

January 3, 2011

I learned about the incredible Berlin photographer, Amira Fritz through feature shoot and re-blogged about her work on my blog last November. This is how I came to discover, read and respect feature shoot for over a year.

I have been told by Stella Kramer and a few others that Feature shoot would be a good platform for the style of my imagery. To my complete joy, my new series Anastasia was recently featured on feature shoot. A big thanks to Alison Zavos for starting my 2011 off with a bang. Alison is a Photographer, Photo-editor and Publisher, please take a look at her website as well. And check out Alion’s edit of my new work on feature shoot here.

Also Thanks to the following blogs for picking up a fun edit of my work. it’s been a great way to learn about some new blogs from all over the world!

Design You Trust
16times9
Taringa
Xaxor – Manjari Sharma, Part 1
Xaxor – Manjari Sharma Part 2Illusion360
Inglr
Photo Donuts
Pichaus