This Mumbai-based photographer is creating scenes from superhero movies using household items


In the {photograph} Joker (of Batman fame) falls off a constructing, his evil grin intact. You could also be forgiven for pondering it is a nonetheless from the movie. Look nearer and you will note the Joker is however an motion determine and the buildings behind him are made from AC vents, bluetooth audio system, keyboards and dumbbells. The road lamps you see within the image are literally rice lights and candle LEDs.

The {photograph} is a results of Mumbai-based photographer Arjun Menon’s boredom. It was irritating being in lockdown as a result of simply earlier than it, he had shot a sequence of images with the Indian Army in motion with tanks, weapons and helicopters. He started on the lookout for artistic methods to maintain his pictures going and searching round discovered some attention-grabbing concepts. “I have always loved my old action figures, so featuring them was an obvious choice. I started looking for things within my house that would help me create a background. And suddenly, a whole new world opened up. I realised that ordinary objects, clicked from a certain angle, can create an illusion. These could be anything from a cheese grater to an oven, or even a computer cabinet,” he says.

Batman and Joker in a struggle
 
| Photo Credit:
Arjun Menon

What began as a one-time factor has changed into a sequence of 12 photos. His different footage embrace Batman in a struggle with Joker with Gotham metropolis burning behind them, Wolverine cornered by his enemies, and Predator and Terminator locking horns. He says, “I’ve been knowledgeable photographer for 9 years, however this mission has been a totally new studying course of. With every picture, I appear to have a greater concept of tips on how to compose a body and what digital camera angles to make use of in order that the picture appears to be like extra practical. This sequence has taught me a lot about perspective, scale, and lighting.

Terminators in a lake made of jello

Terminators in a lake made from jello  
| Photo Credit:
Arjun Menon

He posts every image together with behind-the-scenes movies, on his Instagram deal with @artleavesmark. “It takes at least four to seven days to create each image.” Some are harder than others, and maybe probably the most tough of the lot was the ‘Self aware-Terminator’. “I wanted to shoot a scene filled with molten lava. It took me days to figure about a way to make the lava. Finally, I thought of orange jelly as a possible solution, and my wife and I made a big batch of it. The viscosity and colour worked perfectly.”

Arjun says that post-lockdown, he’ll proceed to shoot for the sequence. “The thrill of creating something visually pleasing with abstract props is always a challenge. I love to learn and train myself to think differently.”

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