Photo Essay

Still Life

Strings

Still Life photography requires a great deal of emphasis on light quality, composition and point of view. It's demanding because you have to breathe life into a bunch of inanimate objects.

My experiments began with a guitar. After making 50 charcoal sketches and studying it from every angle imaginable, I endeavoured to photograph it under different conditions of light and in different surroundings.

It's amazing how many a time, the object just seems to spin some magic of its own accord. You begin to wonder if the camera and the object are comrades and you're just a medium, watching!

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12 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Good job. Soon you won't have to sketch, just look and you will find it! I voted.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    love this photo essay! voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    Absolutely fantastic photography Niharika!!! The series are best. I love your photoessay!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    Voted!!! Great shot!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (29 Aug 2011):

    congrats on story of the week - well done!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    congratulatuions my dear.. Great story!!!!and photo!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (31 Aug 2011):

    Love!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Sep 2011):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (7 Sep 2011):

    Congrats. Such a well deserved story of the week.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (26 Sep 2011):

    Congratulations for this series that made the story of the week...Such an honor and well deserved.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    Your lighting and POV are perfect!

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