Photography is like a visual painting painted through the camera. Like an artist paints a picture with brushes, a photographer creates the picture through his vision and captures it through the camera, freezing it forever. It is a powerful medium of communication around the world and it knows no caste, creed, religion, and culture. It will speak what it has to. Few photographs hold the power to change the world by invoking a new thought in people’s minds. “A picture is worth a thousand words” and a photograph is a perfect way to conclude it. And through this portfolio “Constellations” one will witness the behavior of different signs.
Composing such a powerful and eye-catchy photograph is not an easy task for photographers. Applying correct rules, balancing the elements in a frame. Most importantly, a perfect photo needs situational lighting. Using this powerful medium as a photographer I am going to present before the audience my portfolio “Constellations”. So, the theme of this book is ‘zodiac’. Our behaviors, our choices, our actions, and almost everything in some way or the other influenced by zodiac signs. The reason we are so much related to these signs is the four elements of the universe, fire, water, air, and earth. Through these entire combinations of the elements our body, as well as the entire universe, are made up. Henceforth, these elements bind us together and help us communicate non verbally with nature through senses.
The day and time we are born, 12 individual zodiac signs were categorized. These constellations form different shapes of zodiacs in the night sky. Hence, through photography, I have reflected the dominant characteristic of each sign and each chapter in this book. Moreover, it is about elements and subjects which define the behavior, mood, or emotion of the signs and their choices. For me, Photography was the most suitable medium to depict what zodiac signs are about.
Why did I choose this as my theme is what you might be questioning? The reason is, according to human psychology we all are very keen to know and learn about ourselves. We believe it or not we give astrology and future predictions a try. Furthermore, newspapers, magazines, and different books have columns for zodiac signs. And there are millions of people reading these columns for ages. By the same token, historical monuments like ‘Jantar Mantar’ in Delhi and Jaipur have architectural designs for astrology. Where the planetary movements and their influence on each zodiac sign were calculated
Somewhere or the other we are attached to it. And people like me having a keen interest in zodiac signs are attracted to it. Apart from that, a pictorial representation of these signs would be great to watch. Eventually, attract larger masses to explore them. Likewise, through my photography skills, I have created striking photographs which won’t divert the audience away from the book
Pooja Singh, Durgapur, West Bengal
Photography is art and she is an artist who can paint a picture through the camera. She is a keen traveler who loves to capture moments. This is why she began her journey from Auto mode on the camera to Manual mode. Understanding that photography is not just about clicking frames but capturing the true essence within the frame. So as to give meaning or motivation to others. Altogether end up with the portfolio “Constellations”. Furthermore, with her camera, she has traveled to several states in India and looking beyond to explore more. For her, her camera is her best companion, and the photographs her story. Therein, she has completed her Professional Diploma in Art of photography from Creative hut Institute of Photography, Kerala, India.
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