Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Karma- Be good, do good. 

Life has got many surprises for all of us. You get what you give. Love more. Give more. 
Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Illustration for Brownbook

Paper models again. A commissioned work for Brownbook Magazine, UAE for Issue 36. 
It was about the middle eastern filmmakers- voicing their opinions on issues that affect them. 

Usually when I create illustrations or models, I make use of a lot of colors.. But this time I was told that a serious illustration was required for the cover. At the same time, it should be somehing fun to look at. I remembered what Raghu Rai once said and then tried a little selective desaturation after taking the picture.

Raghu Rai once said that black-and white photography can express shades of gray in a way that colour can not. 

Sometimes, we need to silence the noise of colour. A color photo might not be able to capture the full pathos of a sad situation, because it might contain bright yellows and oranges, which represent an upbeat emotion.

Every colour has an emotional connotation, he said. So in order to tell a story as authentically as possible, colour needs to be muted to give way to black and white.

In-process image: