Dec 2, 2011

Published: A Wild Rose

A Wild Rose

Another one down in a really exciting magazine: Votive Magazine printed in San Francisco. We made it on issue 2 with a small interview of mine. Here are the pictures. Share your thoughts! and Enjoy! To view images larger please go to the magazine. Thank you! :]

Nov 21, 2011

Up in the Air: En Voyage à Paris

My Trip began as I headed from LAX to Chicago O Hare airport for a transit stop and from here to Charles De Gaulle PARIS!! :] (Lufthansa if you must know the airlines). Its been amazing to see this side of the world from the sky. Usually when I fly towards India its the view of the big empty ocean - which is in its unique way fun and boring. :] This time I spent most of my time in the Air looking out the window with a camera in my hand ofcourse. Here are some arial shots of my flight journey. Enjoy! :]

Nov 18, 2011

New Gear to the Family - 85mm f/1.2

Since I am heading on this wonderful trip - I decided to spend my saved budget for Canon Mark III (which hasn't been released yet) into a NEW LENS. I think a prime lens is a must in any photographers pack. So purchased a 85mm f/1.2 L lens. I already have 50mm f/1.4 (not prime) so couldnt buy it in prime. So here is to purchasing the 85mm f/1.2. Cant wait to share results from Paris and Chennai. :]

Nov 11, 2011

Arabella : a story in cinemagraph

Albert Einstein once said: “the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” This is what I feel a cinemagraph brings to a photograph, the mysterious. I have recently been obsessed with Cinemagraphs. Its a recent revival of old photo world technique called stereograph, a combo of two pictures. Here is a series of video converted into moving photographs that I did with a young and talented model named Arabella. All the shots are edited in a Cinemagraph technique. This has been a good learning experience and I love it thus far. Please share your thoughts! :]






Nov 5, 2011

Cinemagraph: My dog Lotus


I tried my first Cinemagraph today and I am totally in love with how it came out. If cinema meets photography it just equals awesome and that awesome is Gif images. Here is my wonderful model - my puppy Lotus posing for me. Definitely going to do more of Cinemagraphs! :]

Nov 1, 2011

New Blog Look

I dunno if you are one of those people who likes changing things around them. If you ask my mom she would say I change too often. Move the furniture, paint the room different colors, change the style...I think I do all of that a little too much. Here is the new look to my blog. I think Im in love with it! :] Hopefully new change means new ventures! And just for fun...Here is how it looked before:

Oct 22, 2011

Exhibit Ambush : Fashion Show

Photographed for Andre Soriano at Exhibit Ambush Fashion Showcase. This was my first and had a totally different experience. Cant wait to do more next year. Here are the results from the show. :]

Oct 17, 2011

Its booked!

Im so excited to share that I am heading to India! :] I will make a quick stop over in Paris for 5 days. Yay! :] and then in India for 5 weeks from Nov 26th to Jan 5th! Here is to hoping for some fun experiences and greats shots!

Sep 20, 2011

Elderly Collage

Two of my pictures from India was published in a UK based magazine called Etoilee as part of a collage. The theme was elderly. Check it out and Enjoy! :]

Etoilee Magazine
Issue 4
pg 64 and 65
Elderly Collage

Sep 10, 2011

A Wild Rose in the Garden: Part 2

I thought I would separate the two looks into two post. Here is look two designed by Carolina Cecena, a local San Diego designer. Enjoy and share your thoughts!

Sep 8, 2011

A Wild Rose in the Garden

This was a Photoshoot I did last month for a wonderful local designer: Carolina Cecena. The location wasn't set till the very last day. Carolina requested a flowery spot for her clothes but the only problem was that it was no longer spring and most of the blooms/flowers were dried up or gone. I began googling for flowers that have late blooms and came across only two: Bougainvillea and Roses. Found this wonderful garden in Downtown San Diego that made this shoot so much fun to work at. We had two gorgeous models: Beth and Waverly working the beautiful designs. And it was a breeze to shoot them. The only problem was that we were working in a public park and there were lots of tourists coming in our shots. And of course coming to ask us what we were doing (which is always fun!). Here is the first series of the final shots:

Aug 30, 2011

Behind the Scenes: With Each Cup of Tea

Just wanted to drop by and share a quick behind the scenes look at the previous photoshoot. This is more of a Behind the scenes of the Photoshop work. The shoot was set so that we had the back light of the setting sun. In this case the models were positioned with the setting sun towards our left more than their back. So I had to placed the black diffuser to block light from hitting the models since the nearby tree was causing weird shadows. Then I shot the tree separately which was placed back during photoshop. And I added some highlights of evening sun setting in photoshop color correction. Thanks and do share if you have a different technique that you use.


Here are more behind the scenes shot of the actual day: