Pacha Katti, Kathakali, Acrylic on Canvas

Pacha Katti, Kathakali Acrylic On Canvas

Pacha Katti, Kathakali, Acrylic On Canvas

On the occasion of Onam, I decided to paint a quick Kathakali dancer. Apparently this one is called Pacha Katti and represents noble characters like Krishna, Rama, Arjun etc. While I used several reference images for this, I decided to do the half face approach which I had used for an earlier painting of mine. Read More

Classic pose – Priya Bhagra

Classic pose, Priya Bhagra

Classic pose, Priya Bhagra

“Like the classic Sharmila Tagore pose” remarked Priya excitedly when we discussed what we will click next, “and..” she continued “I have the perfect sari for it.”. As she unfolded her suitcase to reveal the sari she continued blabbering. “It’s my mom’s you know! She wanted to give this away! I saw it and said, I will keep it, it’s so beautiful…”. She continued remarking about the color and texture and I like any other guy in the world who is clueless about clothes, colors, etc, just nodded my head in agreement, and remarked “It looks great!” Read More

180 degree flash bounce portrait


Firstly kudos to Zaver Shroff for such an outstanding pose.

One popular method of using flash is using a bounce method where you would bounce the flash off the roof at an angle so that rather than direct harsh light, a reflected more scattered and even and balanced light would hit the subject. While this works well most of the time, it does tend to love shadows below the eyebrows, and eyes because of the direction of the light as it comes from above from an angle. One method to easily solve this is to choose a spot which has a wall behind and turn your flash in the opposite direction (180 degree) to the subject Read More