Walking through a snow-clad city feels like being in a live version of one of those classic black and white photographs. So here are a few from my walk to work over the last week.
Sketch of Richard Feynman from an old abandoned project.
A painting in water colours.
A collection of abstract photographs.
A diptych painted with acrylic on a maple board.
Water colour painting of Warsaw’s guardian Mermaid.
Typographic rendition of Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Photos from the final presentations of projects in the Interaction of Light & Matter course at UChicago in Fall 2012.
Haiku on moments of inspiration and discovery.
Set of abstract photos depicting colour and form in photography.
haiku and traditional mixed media art inspired by Sandman
Series of photos of an interaction at a road-side shop in Kolkata, India
I thought what I’d do was, I’d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. or should I?
“Hi. I’m Spider Jerusalem. I smoke. I take drugs. I drink. I wash every six weeks.”
And I wake up… But it is still dark; terrible nightmare! I can’t see a thing. Surely it must be daylight by now; and about 8am. I can hear the roar of cars zooming by outside the window, and the impatient drivers honking mercilessly, and the continuous drone of the ‘El’ as it schleps about on the tracks, and a jack hammer pounding into concrete somewhere close, and Mrs. Bernstein yelling at Mr. Bernstein, and Mr. Bernstein bawling back, and Baby Bernstein wailing her lungs out, and Mutt Bernstein barking, and a tap, dripping, and dripping, and dripping, and…
Some old drawings (from Jan 2009) of Edward Elric from the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
I generally carry my camera around with me. Much to their surprise (and sometimes annoyance), I take pictures of people I hang-out with.
Cloud Gate, fondly called the Bean, is a brilliant public sculpture by Anish Kapoor standing in Millenium Park, Chicago. Last week it was home to Luminous Field, a light and sound show installation by Luftwerk. It was a great show marred only by the huge crowd that showed up and very cleverly decided to stand on the projected lights to ruin the visual experience.
Mahabaleshwar is a small city located in the Western Ghats or Sahyadri range in the Western part of India. Being nested in the Sahyadri mountains, it is a popular destination for people escaping the summer heat and at one time served as the summer capital for the Bombay Province during the British rule in India.
Lately I have been liking pictures of architecture in Black and White. Here are some from Urbana and Chicago… Strangely you can easily identify which ones are from Chicago!
Abstract art never ceases to confuse and intrigue me. Its entirely subjective nature is often mistaken for simplicity, irrelevance and sometimes for non-art! But, in my experience, using simple lines or colours to create a visual composition is great training for the photographer’s eye.
More photos from around Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
On Saturday, 16th October 2011, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, at Jackson and LaSalle, as a part of the Occupy Chicago movement. They demanded more attention and care for the poor and less pandering to the rich. They demanded more taxation on Wall Street, end to war, check on government and corporate funding.
4th of July fireworks at Navy Pier, Chicago, Il, USA. These are with my new camera Panasonic GF2, with a 14–42 mm lens. Handheld, no tripod!
Photos from a beautiful Chicago winter.
Walking down S. Ellis Avenue, a few days into my stay at the University of Chicago, I notice a man standing with a few pamphlets in hand and a sign that reads “Foreskin is NOT a birth defect.” I think to myself “Of course! Why does he have to stand in the sun with a sign, just to say that?”
That is what the English translation of the Chinese sign said. The exploration of a huge city like Chicago must begin someplace. So, on an unexpectedly cold Saturday morning in September, Aniket, Federico, Jen and I landed in Chicago’s own corner for the Chinese community, Chinatown.
The band Kailasa played at IIT Kharagpur’s Spring Fest 2010. The show was amazing. Here are some photos from the show using Ved’s Canon SX10 IS.
Photographs from a performance of Dance like a Man starring Suchitra Pillai, Joy Sengupta, Vijay Crishna and Lillete Dubey at IIT Kharagpur’s Spring Fest 2010.
Photos from WTMS performance in 2009, at IIT Kharagpur.
A collection of street photography done mainly in Kharagpur and Kolkata, India.