Places, People and Visual Stories

Silhouette – an interplay of light and form, shade and shadow

Silhouette, a beautiful play between the light and the form. Nature contributes abound to such a play during the dawn and twilight with the mighty sun creating beautiful silhouettes.

 
 

silhouette : Fishing in water, Fishing in mind; Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
silhouette : Fishing in water, Fishing in mind; Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

 
 

silhouette : Let us get going! Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
silhouette : Let us get going! Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

 
 

silhouette : swirling waters, swirling sky, Varanasi, India
swirling waters, swirling sky, Varanasi, India

 
 

Dramatic silhouettes are formed during the interplay of lights and performers too, many a time unbeknown to the performers themselves…
 
 

silhouette : well-known contemporary dancer Astad Deboo @ CWG - Central Park, CP, Delhi, India
silhouette : well-known contemporary dancer Astad Deboo @ CWG – Central Park, CP, Delhi, India

 
 

silhouette : Bad Boys of Dance - Rock the Ballet, Delhi, India
silhouette : Bad Boys of Dance – Rock the Ballet, Delhi, India

 
 

many a times, these interplay of the silhouette with their shadows and reflections leave an extraordinary impact

silhouette : nature's symmetry, Dal canal, Srinagar, India
silhouette : nature’s symmetry, Dal canal, Srinagar, India

 
 

Still a few extraordinary create rivetting stories, for children and adults alike, using the interplay of silhouettes, puppetry

silhouette : International Shadow Puppetry festival, India
silhouette : International Shadow Puppetry festival, India

 
 

FOR many more oustanding SILHOUETTE collections from my captures…. visit my FLICKR stream on Silhouettes by clicking on any of the following images..

It is one of our perennial problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn’t matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One’s values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality.

George Harrison quotes

 
 
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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

– Indus Art Gallery, Campus – Indus World School of Business, Greater Noida

Display / Collections

– At my Alma mater : Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

– Various schools of Indus World School chain

– Private collections

Recent Publications featuring my work and in Media [know more]

– The India Idea, Wisdom Tree publications for Ministry of External Affairs, Public diplomacy division, Aug 2011

– Penguin India, Top 5 “India through my Lens” 2011

– Femina Magazine, Anniversary issue, October 14, 2011

– Photographs featured with poetry in the book Hindustani Poems ‘Shayad, Yaheen kaheen se ho’ by Satya, April 27, 2012

3 responses

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette « patriciaddrury

  2. Richert Manjarres

    Breathtaking…

    October 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

    • Thanks Richert for your constant encouragement. Love.

      October 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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