hint of a snake




Adithya Biloor
hint of a snake
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:36 pm
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Adithya Biloor  Joined CNP On 29 May 2008    Total Image posts 218    -   Total Image Comments 838    -   Image Post to Comment Ratio 1:4    -   Image Comment Density 40     -     Total Forum Posts 192

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:40 pm


Sorry for the delay in replying this image gallery/image_page.php?album_id=1&image_id=10509.

When I began photography, when the medium was completely new to me, like many of us I was attracted by the 'beauty' of the photographs. Catch light in the birds eye, smooth oof BG, sharpest sharp images attracted me. My intention was to replicate those ones. Very soon I understood this approach is doesn't fulfill my purpose if I intend to express myself through my images, I wanted to create something 'unique', 'creative'. I tried to experiment with the images, made some unique images.( ex :http://www.creativenaturephotography.net/forum/phpBB3_0_1/gallery/image_page.php?album_id=2&image_id=3924&sid=fc56f028c319335fc38aa9c7f3e01496)
Still I felt there is something lacking, everything started looking 'playing with the tool'. I felt there is nothing I can shoot except being a spectator to what's happening in front of me. (gallery/image_page.php?album_id=1&image_id=7896)
In the same time I faced health issues. I started feeling vulnerable, physically, felt very weak emotionally...
Then I tried to express myself with my images. (gallery/image_page.php?album_id=2&image_id=9247)
Still felt I lack something, my confusions in life, unanswered questions... and what to express in my photos...? When I take the camera all the questions, intentions start pouring in my head ...

Still struggling to find what my questions are...

Adithya Biloor

Commentby nirlep on Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:49 am

Hi Adithya
I wouldn't have noticed the snake till I read the description. Once I read it I can't miss it in the frame! I guess we are used to seeing made rather easy. Our seeing seldom gets challenged except in images like this and if I were to think further, Ganesh's series on Dracos where he tried portraying invisibilities. Photography is about challenging our ways of seeing in my opinion.
About the description you wrote under comments well isn't all photography however creative and genuine is replication of something happening on the outside. A keen seer would take photography as a tool of self education; to know that there's so much happening out there and how limited is our knowledge and wisdom. Personally speaking this is how I take photography. It's an effort to know more and understand the world I live in. There's nothing wrong in being a spectator if the spectator gets involved with the unfolding. I understand that we all start out as spectators but the journey more often than not leads to participation and through that understanding. If that happens the camera has done the job and photographer consummated his/her hobby/passion. At the out set it is to be understood that we simply recreate the already created. Creation is HIS job and He's pretty good at it! So don't worry and keep shooting and challenging us with your revelations.
A big hug!