Wednesday, 25 May 2016

What is Still Life Photography or Art?

Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life Photography or you can say Still Life can be defined as a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells and so on) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewellery, coins, pipes, and so on).

This is the common definition of still life but this definition just gives half knowledge. The second part of still life which is mostly left unsaid is that even when you take pictures of unanimated objects or you can say take pics or paint the life less objects even then you have to put life in them. To be clearer even the life less objects in your art should give a feeling to the viewers that they are living.  For example Life is also generally related with the movement so your objects can give a feeling that they can move or can be moved any moment. And when you get a feeling that the things in this art work has life or can move any moment but you had captured them still, will be called as still life.

As an example of still life Photography I am posting some pics with this article. All the pics are of non living things but they give you a feeling that they have life.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Still Life photography clicked at Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

आदत

Indian-Coffee-house-Jaipur
Indian Coffee House, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.

क्या एक आम आदमी अपनी आदतों का गुलाम होता है?

वैसे हर इंसान का इन् आदतों के प्रति अपना अपना नज़रिया होता है। कुछ लोग किसि आदत को अच्छा कहेंगे तो कुछ उसी को बुरा। मगर कुछ आदतों पर समाज ने अच्छे और बुरे की मोहर लगा रखी हे ताकि समाज के ठेकेदारों का भी कारोबार चलता रहे।

आदत लत कब बन जाती हे, ये समझना बच्पन से ही मेरे लिए बहुत ही कठिन विषय रहा है। इस लिए इस विषय पर टिपणी देने का अधिकार शुरू से ही जाने अनजाने हमने अपने माताजी और पिताजी पे छोड़ दिया था। इस अधिकार का भरपूर आनंद उठाते हुए वे वक़्त - वक़्त पे हमें कुछ ना कुछ मशोहरा दे ही दिया करते थे। जैसे की जब हमने पीना शुरू किया था तब हमारी माताजी ने कहा था ये आदतें अछि नहीं। कुछ साल बाद माताजी ने एक दिन फिर कहा तुम्हें तो शराब की लत लग गयी है। फिर कुछ साल बाद हमारी शादी हो गयी हमारा एक नौ-निहाल भी हो गया, इस दौरान बीवीजी ने भी इस अधिकार के कुछ शेयर दाब लिये थे। कुछ दिन पहले यका यक माताजी और बीवीजी ने एक स्वर में बात चालू की, की ये शराब की आदत अच्छी नहीं तुम इसे छोड़ दो। खैर हमारे कभी कबार पिने का शौख कब आदत बना फिर कब लत और फिर कब आदत बन गया, ये समझना मेरे लिए थोडा कठिन था। मगर जब उन्होंने ये विषय चालू कर ही दिया था तो हमने भी पूछ लिया, की प्रभु गौतम बुध ने भी अपनी आदतों को छोडने की शुरुआत एक आदत छोड़ के की थी, कहें तो मैं भी वहीँ से शुरुआत करूँ? खैर बातचीत और मशहवरों का दौर कुछ और देर चला फिर पता नहीं कहाँ से कहाँ निकल गया।
अगले दिन मैं उठा, तैयार हो के, नाश्ता पानी कर के, घर से निकला और जवाहर कला केंदर के इंडियन कॉफ़ी हाउस मैं जा बैठा। एक कॉफ़ी का ऑडर भी दे दिया, कॉफ़ी आई और हमने पी भी ली। फिर हमें पिछली रात की बात चीत का ख्याल आया और हम सोच में पड़ गए। हमारे सामने सवाल ये खड़ा हो गया की जिस कृत की जानकारी घर पे होती हे उस पर तो हमें बिन मांगे भी टिपणी मिल जाती है। मगर जिन कृत्यों की जानकारी घर तक नहीं पहुँचती उस के बारे में विशेष टिपणी कौन करेगा? जैसे इंडियन कॉफ़ी हाउस में अक्सर आना, फिर यहाँ की कॉफ़ी का आर्डर करना और फिर वो "गन्दी" कॉफ़ी मुस्कुराते हुए पी जाना। ये आदत है, ये लत है या ये क्या है?

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A Drizzle after a Sandstorm, Jaipur.

A Drizzle after a Sandstorm, Jaipur.
Today around at 16:00 hours, a drizzle after a sandstorm gave a breath of relief to Jaipurites from scorching heat. This relief also brought an opportunity* to have Tea and Pakoras (Fritter) in the balcony while enjoying the weather.

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This opportunity cannot be availed by married guys.
Sandstorm Jaipur

Monday, 9 May 2016

Mercury Transit 2016 Jaipur, India.

 Mercury Transit Jaipur India
This Rare Photograph of Mercury Transit is captured from mobile camera in Jaipur at 18:36:08 IST 09-May-2016 today.

Mercury Transit a rare astronomical phenomenon which happens only 13 times in a century.

This phenomenon takes place when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up and the Mercury travel from one limb of the solar disc to the other.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

बादल, बिजली, हवा और मैं।

thunderstorm lightning Jaipur
Took this shot yesterday night from my bedroom window, Jaipur. It was a single 9sec exposure with: Camera- Canon EOS 550D, Lens- EF50mm f/1.8 II, Exposure- 9.0 sec;   f/22;   ISO 100; Manual; Spot metering. Took it without the tripod, just held the Camera steady with the support of window.
रात के 2 बज गए थे, नींद का नामोनिशां दूर दूर तक दिखाई नहीं दे रहा था। तभी मेरी खिड़की पर हवा ने दस्तक दी और बादलों ने आवाज़ दे कर मुझे पुकारा। आवारगी तो जैसे नस नस में भरी हुई है, तुरंत तैयार हो गया सड़कों की ख़ाक छानने के लिए। मैं जैसे ही पलंग से उठने को हुआ महसूस हुआ की मेरे कुर्ते का एक कोना मेरे ढाई साल के लाल के हाथ में है। खिड़की से छन के आती हुई सरकारी खम्बे की रौशनी में मैंने अपने लाल की ओर देखा तो वो इत्मिनान की नींद सो रहा था। अचानक से बादलों ने मुझे फिर से आवाज़ लगाई, इस आवाज से मेरा नौ निहाल थोड़ा कसमसाया और अपनी मुट्ठी को और ज़ोर से बंद कर लिया, जिस में मेरे कुर्ते का कोना अब भी अटका हुआ था।

मैं कुछ देर तो वहीं बैठा रहा और मेरे सारे पुराने दोस्त मुझे बुलाते रहे। फिर मैंने धीरे से अपने कुर्ते का कोना उस की मुट्ठी से निकाला और खिड़की पर जा कर सभी दोस्तों से कहा 'अब मैं पापा बन गया हूँ।'
* पदमजा जी का बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद जिन्होंने इस लेख को संपादित किया।

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

India International Style Week

We the OurJaipur.Com are the official Photography Partner for the “India International Style Week” (IISW) for the year 2016. The main event will be held on 30th April 2016 at The Lalit Jaipur. The show will showcase the designs of five designers Gazal Mishra, Ken Ferns, Versha Sethi, Akash Choudhary and Shivina Agnani. The showstoppers of the show will be Soha Ali Khan, Mandana Karimi and Nushrat Bharucha. And all of this is choreographed by Lokesh Sharma. As the Photography Partner for “India International Style Week” we were doing the Pre Show Shoots, Covering the Press Conferences and Shoots for promotional activities. So here is the peek-a-boo of what we were doing up till now, the main pics of show will be updated after the show on 30th April 2016.
Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Bhavyata Sharma,  Ishika Agnihotri & Priyanka khatri
Bhavyata Sharma,  Ishika Agnihotri & Priyanka khatri

Bhavyata Sharma, Dushyant Katewa & Charvi Tanya Dutta
Bhavyata Sharma, Dushyant Katewa & Charvi Tanya Dutta
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Priyanka khatri, Bhavyata Sharma & Ishika Agnihotri
Priyanka khatri, Bhavyata Sharma & Ishika Agnihotri

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Dushyant Katewa
Model : Dushyant Katewa

Model : Charvi Tanya Dutta
Model : Charvi Tanya Dutta

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Model : Bhavyata Sharma
Model : Bhavyata Sharma

Model : Jainika Singh Thakuri
Model : Jainika Singh Thakuri
Lokesh Sharma choreographer of the show.
Lokesh Sharma choreographer of the show.

Model : Dushyant Katewa
Model : Dushyant Katewa

Monday, 25 April 2016

Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography
Curves on the flow.
Fine Art Photography or Fine Art is defined as a visual art considered to have been created or appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content.

The word Fine in Fine Art does not means that how Fine the Art is but it stands for the purity of the art and thought put into the work. In Fine Art we don't have to worry about the details, focus or story. Fine Art Photography stands in contrast to photojournalism and commercial photography. Photojournalism or Commercial Photography visually communicates stories and ideas. But Fine Art Photography is created primarily as an expression of the artist’s vision. Fine Art Photography refers to Photographs that are created to fulfil the creative vision of the artist. But we always have to keep in mind that every picture has to have an description by the artist, that what was the thought behind the artwork.

For example I am sharing a set of few images here with you; all these Images are connected and are part of a photo essay "Ways". In these Images I wanted to capture the soul of all these people and my concept was that no matter how intelligent you think of yourself but it is your soul that shows you the "Way". You think that it’s you who is planning the things but it is your soul who had already decided that what it wants to experience in this lifetime because it’s you who will die not your soul. According to Hindu mythology soul never dies it just changes the body. When a body dies soul leaves that body in search of a new body and then the soul decides where it want to take birth again and what it wants to experience in that life time. 

Might be some people will like it, some don’t but it is not important it is just a matter of opinion. As an artist my job is to create what feels right to me and that is what I try to do. None of these pics are Photoshopped.
Fine Art Photography
A beautiful artist sitting on stairs and thinking.
Fine Art Photography
Men At Work
Fine Art Photography
Flight
Fine Art Photography
A Model on the Go.
Fine Art Photography
Life is a Journey.

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Photography

Photography
Photography is one of the most famous and misunderstood word of our times. The cheap DSLRs had made every next guy a photographer and had given free licence to kill. I will say this is criminal, just like buying cheap paint & brushes can't make you a Painter so is the case here. The affordable cameras, easy output and glamour attached with Photography has attracted lots of people to it, without even thinking what exactly they are stepping into. Most of these newbie’s thinks that Photography is just clicking pictures and all you want to have is good camera and editing skills and kaboom you are next Picasso in Photography. This is one of the biggest myths of our times. The reason why this myth exists is because of the lack of education especially in India. In last few decades what happen is that people started believing that economics has the upper hand on the art and all the concentration had been put into how to earn more and more. It became a general thinking that artists don't have good financial and stable future. So the parents forced their children into the most milking careers according to them if the child is good in studies he is forced to take science and become Doctor or Engineer if child is average in studies he is forced to take commerce and if he is bad in studies then only he will take arts. So instead of interest choosing career was determined by the social pressure and how good are you in this mechanical education system. So now here is how all this has became a big problem. At the age where a child should have chosen the career according to his interest he had chosen it on the social pressure. And when they become old enough to rebel and they feels like that they have inclination towards art and wants to become artist. They see Photography as the easiest entry in the art because of the instant output due to the technology and they enter into Photography without any basic knowledge of arts. Ok ok got bit diverted from the subject let's come back to the subject.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Elephant on the red light Jaipur.


Elephant on the red light Jaipur
India is a beautiful country and Jaipur is it's crown. But always remember just one thing that you will always get the unexpected in India. So don't get astonished when you find a guy scratching his balls in the middle of road at the red light, a beautiful young beggar on your car window and a elephant waiting for the light to turn green.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Cartist an Automobile Art Festival.

Painter painting at Cartist Art Festival Jaipur Rajasthan
Cartist is combining automobiles with art and hosts annual weeklong “Cartist an Automobile Art Festival” in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Which creates a new concept of moving art by creating a buzz with linking automobiles and art.

In this weeklong festival a residency art workshop in which 200 young artists from all over the India will come and paint. Which started at Narain Niwas from 18th April 2016 and will go on till 21st April 2016 and fron 22nd April 2016 they will exhibit the work in the front garden of World Trade Park, Jaipur. Cartist is also hosting 10 workshops which are free of cost. These workshops are on different genre such as, Calligraphy, Clay Modelling, Art Therapy, Miniature, Caricature, Photography, Street Art, Water Colour, Print and Mono Prints. Festival is also hosting many special sessions and interactions with renowned artists of India.