Up until recently, my photography was always about what I wanted to create, doing it the way I wanted & creating surrealistic / sensual / dark images that catered to my taste and visual style. Perhaps the driver behind that direction was the fact photography wasn't my bread earner. However, the idea of a career switch was always on my mind, waiting for the right moment to capitalize and drive me in a new direction. Now that I am based in Sri Lanka, surrounded by a beautiful a
Adobe Photoshop & the power of camera RAW have brought about possibilities that never existed before. In the days of old, you were limited to what you can achieve with retouch / photo enhancement. But now, with powerful tools existing within Photoshop, it is all made available; nothing is impossible as long as you possess enough knowledge & are willing to put in a decent amount of effort into post processing. Now what I'm about to share today is not something I'd recommend, n
For those who've been following me, you are probably well aware of the fact I'm currently based in Dubai, UAE. In fact, I was born and raised here. However, I will soon embark on a journey, probably the biggest adventure of my life, I shall seek my future elsewhere.
Why? Well, for someone who's lived all his past years in one country, change is healthy ... change is needed. A move from the desert to greener pastures would rejuvenate me, and raise my spirits.
Showcasing the sensuality & femininity of a woman is a delicate matter; you want to highlight the beauty of the female figure without objectifying it, without coming out as vulgar or pornographic. For those who've ventured into this territory, no one will deny that it is beautiful, poetic, addictive but also very challenging.
As a photographer, you'd expect your model to open up her most secret & divine possession; her body. Therefore, if a woman entrusts you with it, I sur
If you find yourself getting into serious people photography, you will at some point consider shooting beauty or fashion portraits. Of course the words beauty & fashion imply the involvement of a professional / aspiring Model & perhaps to some extent a Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist & Wardrobe Stylist. Before we get any further, let us stop for a minute and explain what those roles / titles refer to: Model: A person whose role is to promote / advertise / display a commercial pr
There was one concept I had been planning to shoot, the only thing holding me back was that I didn't possess the right resources to execute. I wished to create a towering character, one standing high & proud on ground. I already had an idea of how to achieve this effect, however I was still looking for a long gown, with fabric that stretches beyond the feet. I also needed a location that adds more depth & interest to the image. A disussion with my preferred model bore fruit;
Capturing compelling & strong images doesn't come easy; it requires planning, education, experimentation & sometimes going out of your way to achieve what you envision. When I captured this following image, I was residing in Jazirat al Hamra - RAK. There was this patch of long wild grass that was growing a short walk from my building entrance. It had caught my attention, and I knew it was a matter of time before I came up with a concept that works for the location. At a shopp
This next concept shoot was 'more fun, less effort' compared to the previous one. 'Why' you ask? Perhaps I forgot to mention that we had to drag ourselves across the desert for 300m to get to a spot we thought would be perfect for the shoot ... all that while carrying the photography gear & makeup set.
Ok, back to this shoot. So, I wanted to create a wacky beauty concept ... & what better way than to have the model dressed up in a straight jacket? Luckily, hunting for an a
When you get inspired, and you find yourself in the drive gear, you better hit that gas & go with the flow. I was experimenting with different ideas, themes, moods ... however, there was always one question on my mind: "What is my subject going to wear for this shoot???"
Unfortunately, I reside in a city which doesn't provide creative folks many options when it comes to outfits & props; you want something, you gotta shell out some money. Yep, hardly anything comes cheap her
As your passion for photography grows, you'll find yourself surrounded by many like-minded people; photography enthusiasts. Naturally, you create groups for socializing further. You meet, talk photography & on occasion, you organize events & friendly competitions. Our group decided to create an event with a special theme; freezing motion. We as photographers had to come up with a concept that involves freezing time / action. For my concept, I got my inspiration from the many