Photo Art Work

Saudade 
a photo art project
Sept, 2015 / at village Kotla Bhari, Ludhiana, Punjab

An internal longing, a passage that evokes our inner search.

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There is an explorer inside every one of us who emerges at different times of life.

Evoking a feeling of internal longing, this photo series is based on an evolutionary poetic journey of our inner clown* who curiously seeks life beyond boundaries and believes that “one can find oneself better in a contrary setting/surrounding.”

Sometimes, when we travel away from “self” and entangle in the outer affairs, we tend to forget or lose our inner essence, and this state emerges a desire within us to find our  “self” back. Over the time this longing becomes a passage that evokes our inner search, in whatever culture or environment we grow, we start discovering and understanding our inner longing, and slowly learn to evolve our being.

Self-evolution is an experiential process; struggling over unfathomable feeling, surpassing the illusory suspicions of mind, we move through other sides of life, connect to the whole and transform into a new state of being.

We meet people having diverse perspectives, culture and beliefs. We accept, reject and reflect on what we come across. We constantly measure ourselves and examine our learned perspective to bridge them with our innate qualities.

A deep melancholic longing of something absent, sporadically triggers our desire to meet a forgotten ‘being’ within. In the search of our latent essence, many times we form, deform and transform.
& through these cyclic processes, the evolution continues…

* Tribalistic clown in the series is a symbolic (Metaphoric) creation of our inner being exploring “self” in a contrary external setting.

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Model : Arun Bawa
Concept, Craft and Photography : Darshan Singh Grewal
Assisting Team : Jagmeet Singh Bhatti and Gurinder Singh Gill
Post Work : Subinoy Das
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I have been making notes on how a melancholic yearning for something becomes a passage that evokes our internal search. It is a mixed emotion of pain and pleasure that propel us to introspect and live what we miss along the time.

Saudade came about as a culmination of my internal longing, learning and understanding as yet; depicting an emotion many of us feels at some phase of our lives.
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Folio Stories
Folio_01: Erah Light

 

Folio_02: Archer & Tripp

 

Folio_03: Svaraa Handpans

Folio_04: A Dancing Darvish 

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Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Travel Photo Notes
Living a moment, feeling time, thinking or writing about an experience comes and continue in layers. What we come across, what we see deeply, where we pass through, leave an impact on us.

TPN is a collection of selected visuals from my journeys that always inspire me to explore the subtext in layers.

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machine crossing
Vista
places and transport
pigeons at connaught place