Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Transluscent Illusions

Another fantabulous collaboration between Kapoeta by Ambica and Unbound Ether Photography, putting to use the mystery and allure that shadow play can bring to any environment, by exploring the subtleties and nuances of our subjects through this 'filter' we blur the lines between the waking life and an ethereal parallel universe. This is a theme I've been wanting to explore for a very long time, and as is with Ambica and me, all we needed was a moment of inspiration to spark the fires under this shoot!

After having scouted for interesting faces at a particular local University we found two characters, Whitney Pixie and Steffie Reti to work with, and work they did!

Many more updates to this blog coming soon! 2012 is shaping up to be one magical joyride!
Sending love and light out to all, doubly so for visiting me here in my lair!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Unbound Ether Silks 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

Hailing from India's holiest city of Benares, which is also renowned for its high quality diversity of silk saris (traditional garments that Indian women wear), I'm finally back with a whole new collection of clothes, this time featuring Princess Jasmine pants, Dresses, Reversible Bolero Jackets, Tops and a whole new series of Reversible Skirts. Staying true to my philosophy of recycling silk saris, all pieces of saris that are used have been selected carefully, with painstaking attention to detail, to bring you the chicest designs, prints and fabrics from my Benarasi Indulgence. If you like what you see, feel free to contact me:

All photography by me.

Model: Meghna Nayak

Model: Nikita Sharma

Happy Trails!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Emergency Road Trip to Turkana

Presenting a small selection of images from an incredible 8 day safari up to the Lake Turkana region. With L'Albero della Vita, we took to the road, after having filled our huge safari vehicle with sacks of potatoes, onions, cooking oil, water (litres and litres of it), dozens of loaves of bread, packages of sweets for the kids, and so many more things to distribute to the highly needy inhabitants of the areas we would be passing on our way up to Loyangalani - our final destination, on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana.

The things I saw and felt could hardly be captured on film, especially those experienced through Samburu land where you risk your life if you take a photo. With AK-47 wielding pastoralists and their belief that you lose your soul if your photo is taken, which explains why we seem so odd to them, soulless and ok with it. If I were a better writer I would be able to go into great detail about the exquisitely adorned women and children who we encountered, picked up and offered rides through the long distances between their homes and the village centres, I'd be able to tell you how touched I was by each and every one of them, their gratitude for our small act of offering them a lift, their toothless laughs and wide eyed children, scared at the sight of their first white man. If I were a better writer I'd be able to describe to you the African night, how the milky way ceases to be something far away and incomprehensible, but something so much more tangible, edible, malleable. But I digress. For now, I'll stick to what I do: take photos.

Up in Loyangalani, the hill where scenes from the Constant Gardner were shot.

Camel herding through Samburu Land

Sunset on Lake Turkana


Friday, July 29, 2011

Eternal Maternal

My dear friend Nardos, just two days before she went into 12 hour tunnel of labour and there at the end, radiating like the light at the end of this proverbial tunnel, little Athena.

I wish her all the wisdom of the earth, the patience of the wind, the rhyme and rhythm of the oceans, the love and light of the sun and the eternal protection of the skies above in the raising of the little Goddess Athena.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Impressive Italia

Ciao Amici! Greetings, almost a year later, from Italy vis-a-vis Kenya. I was debating for a long time as to where I could post my Italy images and decided that starting a new blog just for Italy was unrealistic, and since this is a space for travel and documentary, borders and boundaries are mere concepts that I've decided not to give any value to.

This series of photos has turned into a compilation of architectural personalities mostly from Venice and Puglia. It also has the beginnings of a series which explore the concept, fast becoming a reality in taking back public spaces for the use of street art: political, satirical, poignant.

I dedicate this post to all the beautiful, special, incredibly important people to me, who I am losing to the light continent of Europe. You know who you are.

Love infinite