28 3 / 2014

Fear of the Unknown “Studio Self-Portrait” 2014
There are many things that I am afraid of, but I believe that people can only conquer their fears if they get a chance to experience the “unknown.” When I look at this picture of myself, I see the reluctance to experience life. This unwillingness and fear is a part of my personality that I have been trying to change for a long time. In fact I believe it is something everyone struggles with. This photo depicts the reluctance well, and after looking at the expression on my face, it makes we want to overcome this fear and start experiencing the world.  

Fear of the Unknown “Studio Self-Portrait” 2014

There are many things that I am afraid of, but I believe that people can only conquer their fears if they get a chance to experience the “unknown.” When I look at this picture of myself, I see the reluctance to experience life. This unwillingness and fear is a part of my personality that I have been trying to change for a long time. In fact I believe it is something everyone struggles with. This photo depicts the reluctance well, and after looking at the expression on my face, it makes we want to overcome this fear and start experiencing the world.  

28 3 / 2014

Why Wake Up? “Out and About- Self Portrait” 2014 
This is a picture of me sleeping. It describes my personality well because I feel most at peace when I am relaxed and away from reality. I love to dream and am happiest when I am in my own world.

Why Wake Up? “Out and About- Self Portrait” 2014 

This is a picture of me sleeping. It describes my personality well because I feel most at peace when I am relaxed and away from reality. I love to dream and am happiest when I am in my own world.

28 3 / 2014

Siva (God) “Still Life” 2014
I chose to photograph a figurine of Lord Siva (a god in Hinduism) because this god is very important in my culture and religion. He has a very peaceful appearance, and I decided to use him for my “Still Life.” Looking at his face and posture gives this photo a very peaceful feel to it.

Siva (God) “Still Life” 2014

I chose to photograph a figurine of Lord Siva (a god in Hinduism) because this god is very important in my culture and religion. He has a very peaceful appearance, and I decided to use him for my “Still Life.” Looking at his face and posture gives this photo a very peaceful feel to it.

28 3 / 2014

Gaajulu (Bangles) “Still Life” 2014
This is a photo of bangles (known as gaajulu in my language). I chose to use bangles as one of my objects for the “Still Life” because I love collecting them and wearing them. They are a reflection of my beautiful culture. I am not a person who likes jewelry and makeup much, but bangles are the one thing that I can never leave the house without. I love how beautiful they look, and I love the sound of them jingling whenever I move. I feel that bangles are a reflection of my personality and make me feel pretty.  

Gaajulu (Bangles) “Still Life” 2014

This is a photo of bangles (known as gaajulu in my language). I chose to use bangles as one of my objects for the “Still Life” because I love collecting them and wearing them. They are a reflection of my beautiful culture. I am not a person who likes jewelry and makeup much, but bangles are the one thing that I can never leave the house without. I love how beautiful they look, and I love the sound of them jingling whenever I move. I feel that bangles are a reflection of my personality and make me feel pretty.  

21 3 / 2014

The name of the recreated piece is Snow Way. I chose this title because the background is a pathway and the wooded areas in the picture are snowy, therefore, I decided to name it Snow Way.

Both images are similar in that they are a picture of 3 different images merged into one, but the tints and shades of the colors in either picture are different. The first (original) image consists of a road, field, and a tree that seems to be covered in snow, whereas the second (recreated) image, is of a wooded area covered in snow and a pine tree. I was successful in recreating the image using the cut and paste technique, but I would like the colors to be more similar (the pine tree is much brighter than the rest of the photo).

In order to recreate the first image, I had to cut a triangle out of one picture in Photoshop by using the polygonal lasso tool. Then I free transformed it and cut and paste it onto a new template which I had already given a solid light green background. I had the green background because I needed a light green line dividing the two pictures of the wooded area. (The original image also has a line between the two background images.) I did the same cut and paste technique with the other picture of the wooded area to complete the background. I played with the levels, brightness and saturation of the background to get the dull, almost sepia look.

 

19 3 / 2014

Desolation “Nowhere” 2014
These are stairs leading from the outside to a storage room downstairs. The light as well as the green tones give this picture an intriguing, mysterious look. The bright colors also make the picture look very vintage. There was a feeling of abandonment and loneliness in this place characterized by the detailed textures and tonal colors.  

Desolation “Nowhere” 2014

These are stairs leading from the outside to a storage room downstairs. The light as well as the green tones give this picture an intriguing, mysterious look. The bright colors also make the picture look very vintage. There was a feeling of abandonment and loneliness in this place characterized by the detailed textures and tonal colors.  

19 3 / 2014

"Nowhere" 2014
This is a picture of a sink in an old basement. There are many stains, rust, etc. which make this photo look slightly creepy and old. The condition of the basement, rusted and old, gives it an eerie and abandoned look. This picture has a feeling of being forgotten and abandoned due to the dull colors and textures on the wall and sink.

"Nowhere" 2014

This is a picture of a sink in an old basement. There are many stains, rust, etc. which make this photo look slightly creepy and old. The condition of the basement, rusted and old, gives it an eerie and abandoned look. This picture has a feeling of being forgotten and abandoned due to the dull colors and textures on the wall and sink.

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This site has dreamy pictures which look like they came out of a fairytale. 

28 5 / 2012


This blog has scerene photos of nature, city, etc. The lighting and quality of the photos explicit.