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When shadows seduce

Posted in Fallacies of Ambiguity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by designldg

When shadows seduce

 

There is a lady I know who lives in Paris since a long time.
She is always trying to seduce anyone who comes nearby, she is not doing much, just trying to unbutton her dress and she is doing this since a very long time.

When I met her I was too young to understand but I could already feel her heart beating when I was visiting the palace where she stays.

Recently I decided to spend some time with her and I was talking to her while she was playing with shadows in which she kept wrapping herself, maybe she wanted to hide a little thinking that I would dislike the embrace of time on her body.

She forgot that she is ageless, people even think that she is the concept of beauty as she stands for ever in the greek sculpture room of the Hellenistic period which is in Le Louvre museum in Paris.

I have been using colours in order to emphase the naturalism and movement and to provide a fallacy of equivocation.

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“Does that make me crazy?”

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"Does that make me crazy?"

“My heroes had the heart to Lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it’s no coincidence I’ve come
And I can die when I’m done”
(Crazy – Lyrics by Gnarls Barkley)

This is a portait of Anand the majhi (hindi word for boatman), who oftenly poses for me. 
It was shot a few weeks ago on the upper terrace of the house in Varanasi (Benaras).
As I am working on a topic reminding the lost Indo-Greek kingdom, I mixed it with another picture of a bust of the Hellenistic period which I took in Le Louvre museum (Paris) in order to play with the viewer’s perception.

And suddenly this statue smiles, 
it’s alive…
“Maybe I’m crazy
Maybe you’re crazy
Maybe we’re crazy
Possibly”

GNARLS BARKLEY sings CRAZY:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlVkJJVc-uM&feature=related
Nelly Furtado sings CRAZY:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZFHszG1Xvs

“When you were here before”

Posted in Fallacies of Ambiguity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by designldg

"When you were here before"

 

“When you were here before, 
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel, 
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so very special

But I’m a creep, 
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doin’ here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts, 
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body 
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice 
when I’m not around
You’re so very special
I wish I was special…”

(Creep by Readiohead)

This picture of Vinod was shot at sunrise at the Akhara which is near scindia ghat in Vanarasi (Benaras).
He is a pehlwan (Indian wrestler) and he often pauses for me.
The sunshine was reflecting into the holy waters of river Ganga and the place was turning into shafts of heat, we understood that soon we’ll have to leave and come back even earlier in the coming days in order to finish our photocession.
The editing here was done in order to keep this image in the lost Indo-Greek Kingdom set.

Creep by Readiohead:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpblnsJEWM&feature=related

“I Will Not Share Even Your Shadow”

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"I Will Not Share Even Your Shadow"

 

This is a portrait of Manish who is a young Banarasi.
It was the second time that I was taking pictures of him, I have been shooting this one at sunrise at the Akhara which is near scindia ghat in Vanarasi (Benaras).
The sunshine was reflecting into the holy waters of river Ganga and the place was turning into shafts of heat even if it was only 7 AM.
Even though he never paused before, he felt very easy in front of my camera and I managed to get many expressions from him.
He seemed to be happy of this experience.
The editing here was done in order to keep this image in the lost Indo-Greek Kingdom set.

As tomorrow it is India’s Independence Day (स्वतंत्रता दिवस) I have been adding to this picture one of my favorite song from which I found the title of this image, “Maula Mere Maula” Performed By Roop Kumar Rathod (from movie ANWAR).
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ss5Nv-mfDU
“Rakh Loon Chhupaa Ke Main Kahin Tujhako (I Will Hide You Somewhere)
Saayaa Bhi Teraa Naa Main Doon (I Will Not Share Even Your Shadow)”

Trying to be misunderstood

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Trying to be misunderstood

 

“Trying to be misunderstood,
Just a product of my childhood,
Still I find myself outside,
You can’t say I haven’t tried,
Perhaps I tried to hard,
No excuses, 
I Won’t apologise,
To justify your lies, 
Come find me, 
Tell them to me, 
Look me in the eyes 

I’ll be misunderstood,
By the beautiful and good in this city,
None of this was planned,
Take me by the hand,
just don’t try and understand…”

I took this picture of Anand a few weeks ago on the upper terrace of my office in Varanasi (Benaras).
Anand is a majhi (hindi word for boatman), I know him since a few years and he often meets me for photo cessions which allow him to talk about his favorite topic, the day when he’ll make enough money in order to get his beautiful girlfriend’s mother approval for their wedding.

“Misunderstood” by Robbie williams:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc30I_pUmTM

Coming Back To Life

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Coming Back To Life

“…Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime
I took a heavenly ride through our silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life…”
(“Coming Back To Life” by the Pink Floyd)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB-t39ySEx0

This picture was shot one evening at Le Louvre museum in Paris.
There was a room which was not opened to the public and where this statue was standing among many others.
Some were covered with fabrics or plastic materials and some were still in boxes.
This one was special with those nylon ribbons and inscription, I found it very contemporary in a way.
I started to give some colour to the skin as if this marble statue wanted to breath and was “coming back to life”…