Friday, 28 May 2010

Shoot for a - behind the scenes

I'm usually not called upon to be part of shoots unless either there is no one from my team who can make it or it's a shoot for an article I'm working on. So, on a rather rare occasion (fulfilling the above-mentioned reasons), I went to shoot a concept picture for a forthcoming cover story at Jitu Savlani's studio. Here are some shots that I took behind the scenes and some of Jitu's interesting studio space.

Our stylist, and my cousin, Sonu ( happily posing for me!

My buddy Alisha, who I kinda had to coerce to point at the flowers. But it's a cute pic, isn't it?

Sonu, clicked by Viraf. I like her innocent dopey smile.

Sonu and Marissha, our model who looked lovely with her bouncy curls.

We also shot with model/actor Viraf Patel - very professional, no-fuss and easygoing.

One of my favourite walls at Jitu's studio. I love the film posters he's put up and the blue-coloured wall accentuates them ably.

More of the blue wall.

I loved this lantern and had to click it. It's placed in the outdoor space of Jitu's studio.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Worli-Bandra Sea Link

I'd clicked these last monsoon, just happen to look through them so I thought I'd share. This was my first drive on the Worli-Bandra Sea Link, a day after its official opening. It was 3a.m. and some cousins and friends made an impulsive decision to drive there. It was absolutely perfect.
Many of them don't display great photography skills (as in, some are a bit blurred), but I like the effect the bursts of light created on that rainy night.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Photoshop experiments

I'm quite fascinated with experimenting with different styles and colour combinations on pictures that I click. I especially like trying out the different filters that Photoshop offers. It's fun to discover the myriad possibilities that exist to make the same picture look drastically different. These are some of the experiments I made, do leave your feedback.

I tried to give these colourful jars a painted look. Located at Thai Pavilion, Hotel Taj President, Mumbai

This was an attempt at the Andy Warhol style. But I kinda liked the colour mix, so I left it as it is.

A classic black and white. But I meddled a bit with the lighting, just to bring some emphasis on his 

 Tried to bring out the outlines of the fresco; one of my favourite walls in Mumbai.

The Himayalas seen at Chitkul. I wanted to try a mild bluish grey tone; it highlights the whiter areas of the snow and the clouds.

Asiatic Library and Town Hall, Mumbai. Since the original picture was bathed in vibrant hues, I thought of trying a black and white look; I liked the result.