Goa is beautiful in rains, the greenery everywhere, the heavy rains, the sound it makes, the cool weather, everything is fantastic. A simple drive to a grocery store for essentials becomes a wonderful moment.
We decided to try a documentary style photoshoot. The lighting in the room was bad, so we used some studio lights but bounced on the door, (a part of the studio lights are visible). The smudging of mirror with some water helped get the effect we needed. Wet hair sticking to her face and body really helped capture the reflection (not literal). Priya looks all natural and her glace backword is a better pose than the earlier ones we tried (see below). Added the black and white setting later post production.Read More
This darbaan (gate keeper) of a resort at Rajasthan, proudly greeted and welcomed us. You will see all around Rajasthan men sporting lavish and stylish beards. His jolly nature and friendliness eased us into a conversation and I asked if he was willing to pose for a photograph. An immediate “Yes” followed (I suspect he is very used to being the center of attention and a photographers delight). A comb comes out from his pocket as he combs his mustache in the best way. Few clicks later, he asked me to send him the snaps, which I did a month later via the hotel I stayed. I unfortunately never received a reply.Read More
I started working on this almost 1 year back, but never got to completing it. I did not like the color/composition and the big canvas scared me a bit. After neglecting for many months, on the birthday of my friend Priya (the subject Read More
This is based on a snap I took few years back on the way to Tambdi Surla. Getting the trees right was a priority for me, as I had never done anything like this before, however the boat at Mandovi painting had a small background with some impression of trees, and I decided to use the same simple technique in this one as well. The road was also a bit tough, but I am happy in the end with the result. Read More
I loved my previous style with Forest Guard painting and decided to recreate the effect using another snap of mine few months back. The original snap is available at https://www.footwa.com/million-dollar-smile/1055/. Working on this was more difficult than I expected and I had to redo the nose and mustache and beard bits 2-3 times to get it to acceptable level. Read More
This painting has a special meaning for me and my friend Jonny as this is based on a snap clicked on a safari trip to Ranthambore, Rajasthan. Meeting this forest guard was an important event as he guided our driver in the right direction for tiger spotting. What was bizarre was he was alone in the middle of the forest known to have tigers just holding a stick. Read More