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Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 3

Episode 3 of Art of Abstract is about Es Devlin who is an award-winning stage designer who has collaborated with likes of Kanye West, Beyonce, U2 and also designed the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. I’m not going to lie about it – out of three episodes so far, this is the one that I definitely struggled with the most to make it relatable to fine art photography. It probably didn’t help that I saw this episode at […]

Connection

Fine art photography, like speaking, is a medium for communication and I think there are two ways to look at this medium. On one side of this medium is the expression of the photographer (what the photographer is saying) and on the other side is communication of that expression from the photographer to the viewer (what the listener is understanding). The success of a photograph, in my humble opinion, should be judged by not only how well the photographer expresses […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Abstract: The Art of Design is based on the legendary footwear designer for Nike, Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield started working for Nike in 1981 and started designing shoes for them in 1985. His most prominent work for Nike includes designing the legendary Air Jordan series of shoes along with Michael Jordan. Here are three things that I learnt from watching this episode. Collecting the dots and making connections. Before starting designing shoes for Nike, Tinker Hatfield was an […]

The Soul of the Camera: A Foreword

I think I refer to David duChemin in my words way more times than I am comfortable with. But there is a reason for that. He’s been a big source of inspiration since I read his first book, Within The Frame more than 7 years ago. For me to put down my thoughts about photography on paper – and not occasionally to refer to what I have learnt from David would be disingenuous. There simply is no other photographer who […]