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The Actor’s Palm

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“The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.”
(Sir Laurence Olivier – English Actor, Producer and Film Director, 1907-1989)

This is a portrait of an actor shot backstage while using a computer reflecting a soft light.
It was a quiet moment contrasting with the excitement happening all around during the “Zangoora” show at “Kingdom of Dreams”.

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Holding Still

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“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
( Dorothea Lange – American documentary photographer, 1895-1965)

This was shot backstage at Kingdom of Dreams a few minutes before a performance of “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
The dancers and aerialists were ajusting their hair style and finishing their make-up.
Lynn Mascarenhas who stands on the right is also acting in the movie we were making, she is an amazing artist, she is also a physiotherapist during daytime and manages to combine those two jobs in a brilliant way.

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On The Right Track

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“When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.”
(Weegee (Arthur Fellig) – American photographer,1899–1968)

This is a portrait of Kapil Dhaundiyal who is a dancer at Kingdom of Dreams.
I took this picture as he was going on stage in order to perform in “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
During the film shoot we used to leave all our gear on his make-up table and I have to admit that we were invading his space but he never complained about it.
On the contrary he was always smiling with a contagious happiness.
He is a great entertainer who is taking the stage with an amazing energy.
This young man is an inspiration and he doesn’t know that he gives a lesson of life to anyone who crosses his path…

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Portrait of an Actor

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“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.
Anyone I know I photograph.”
(Annie Leibovitz – American portrait photographer, b.1949)

This a portrait of MD. Sahidur Rahaman in his green room before being on stage at Kingdom of Dreams.
He is performing Damaru in “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
We did several series of pictures while we were shooting the movie, he told me that he is a photographer as well.

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Transformation

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“The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that’s not necessarily anything true to ourselves.
And it’s a power – not being yourself, and being in the role; it’s just like another prop.”
(Reese Witherspoon – American actress, b.1976)

This belongs to the magic backstage, when actors get ready before the show…
This picture was shot in one of the green rooms of Kingdom of Dreams.

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In Hussain’s Green Room

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“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”
(Susan Sontag – American Writer, Activist and Critic, 1933-2004)

I took this picture while we were shooting a moving scene with Hussain Kuwajerwala and Mansi Sadana.
It was in Hussain’s green room during “Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince”, I kept on hiding my reflection in the mirrors and I was also trying anything in order to cover my camera’s click sounds…
I was happy to work with actors such as this amazing team with simpleness, kindness and high professionalism everywhere.

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What You Don’t See

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“What you don’t see backstage is what really controls the show.”
(Sarah Sutton – British actress, b. 1961)

Warm-up exercise backstage before the show at “Kingdom of Dreams”.

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