World through the lens


On World Photography Day at this time, allow us to have a good time some constructive photostories of lockdown

Come Wednesday and 1000’s of shutterbugs round the world will probably be placing out their favorite freeze frames throughout social media platforms. For, August 19 is an annual celebration of the artwork, craft, science, know-how and historical past of pictures.

The concept behind World Photography Day is to encourage individuals from various cultures and backgrounds to take pleasure in pictures as a interest and add with the hashtag worldphotographyday, says Dharma Chandru, Chennai-based candid photographer and a Canon mentor. He says in the final 25 years he has taken a whole bunch of fresh and constructive photographs. “You will never find a negative element (poverty, dirt, plastic etc) in my pictures because I believe it is that flash of light and a moment that is captured forever to connect us beautifully,” he says.

The function of World Photography Day (WPD) is to deliver collectively thousands and thousands of novices, amateurs and professionals and assist them to understand and be taught from one another’s abilities. “No matter what the ups and downs in life are, a photograph is always that one single frame the world sees of the world that you see,” says Chandru.

Wildlife photographer Sriram Janak is mood-driven. He says he posts randomly on his social media accounts each time his thoughts offers him a pleasant caption and on any given day, pachyderms win from his portfolio. He says the significance of WPD is like Independence Day celebrations. “Local clubs organise seminars, honour photographers and galleries host exhibitions. This year everything will be virtual,” he says.

Gokul Guru Moorthy freelanced as avenue view photographer for Google maps for 2 years and had a full time job at Bengaluru’s Lollipop Design Studio final 12 months however misplaced it throughout lockdown. On a go to to his hometown Madurai following the demise of his grandfather 4 months in the past, when the pandemic introduced every little thing to a halt, the new circumstances made him stressed. “I went exploring beyond genres and boundaries whenever possible,” he says.

World through the lens

Each of Gokul’s clicks is a formidable snapshot of life taken without any consideration earlier than the Coronavirus wreaked havoc. The concept of black-and-white frames struck him when he noticed an elephant in the Alagar Koil forests. “The animal was chained and reminded me of our quarantined state…we are free beings but confined to our spaces, now yearning for freedom!” says Gokul.

That first lockdown picture egged him to make his day by day photoshoot a relentless amidst the unpredictability. It took him on empty roads, the place an previous couple strolling signified togetherness. The brimming smile on the face of a thandatti-adorning granny in Usilampatti cheered him up as a result of she redefined magnificence and style in the easiest method. From chasing star-filled skies to a sculptor focussed on chiselling a stone statue of Ganpati regardless of the uncertainty of vinayaka chaturthi celebrations this 12 months, every visible gave a distinct really feel to Gokul.

World through the lens

He says the previous few months have made him realise how we crib about issues we lack and neglect to take pleasure in the many issues we’ve. It now evokes the 23-year-old to develop a brand new perspective in life. “I am my passion for photography enables me to celebrate the world the way I see it,” he says.

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