The 29-year-old discovered himself caught indoors after a very long time because of the pandemic. “I am usually travelling on shoots, and my mother Chandra, who is a babysitter, is working all day. My sister goes to college,” he says. Suddenly, all three of them had been at dwelling collectively. The photographer that he’s, Prabakaran documented these out-of-the-ordinary days as pictures.
“I didn’t use my camera since I didn’t want my mother and sister to feel conscious,” he says. He used his cell phone digicam, and the outcomes are fascinating. Prabakaran lately shared them on his Facebook account.
Apart from being a photographer’s tackle life under lockdown, the pictures additionally doc life in a typical Triplicane dwelling.
“Our house is on the busy Bells Road,” he says. But now, with visibly less-traffic, all he can hear is the occasional siren of the ambulance and morning and night prayers from a close by mosque. “For me, the lockdown has not been all that unbearable. We play cards and carrom at home, share everyday chores; in the evenings, we head to the terrace. We get a lot of sea breeze there; we sit down, chat, play another game of cards or Ludo…” It is all there in his pictures.
Prabakaran’s mom, nonetheless, was not all that pleased with a few of his pictures.
“She got me to take down some from Facebook,” he laughs. “My father was a photographer, and she is used to his style, in which we dressed up and posed for the camera.”