“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
The ‘Realm’ of animals, or, the State of being of an animal is similar. The kingdom of animalia is surrounded by it’s own rules and some of them which are set by the nature itself. It mainly depends upon the other living being for it’s survival.
The animals constitute the only other realm that is normally visible to our senses. It is worth reflecting on how vastly this kingdom outnumbers the human. Consider the insects and worms in a shovel full of garden soil, or the mosquitoes on a summer night. We may think there are a lot of human beings on this planet, but for all our so-called overpopulation we still constitute a tiny fraction of the number of beings.
Contemplating the animal realm in this way, especially the insects and other small and lowly creatures, can lead us into two important and complementary, reflections. One is the preciousness of a human rebirth, and the other is the terrible nature of samsara.
Photography is a very big world to explore and it gives you a wonderful life. For me, life is an interesting adventure worth living and capturing every inch of it makes it more fascinating. I enjoy every bit of my life and enjoy things around me. Such as, beautiful landscape, budding flowers, green scenery, wonders of science seen in different forms, marvels of city life, the leisure of free time, etc. Though much of my daily life is routine-based, yet the variety and diversity of daily existence make my daily life an exciting adventure.
Objects around us are all kinds of objects and thus identifying them is important. Doors, fans, ball, book, pen, pencil, table are few objects which are around us. All these differ from one another by some properties. Every object we use is made to fulfill some purpose for us.
This book “Things Around” contains some of the things which are around us. We come across these things everyday in our lives but still remain unnoticeable.
For me Photography is an art which you can never leave once you start. It gives you observation, creativity and a different perspective for everything around you.
In my personal experience, photography taught me how to see things from different angles and how everything has a second side which is undiscovered.
Parth Chavan, Mumbai, Maharashtra
All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Parth Chavan, Mumbai, Maharashtra Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners. He has completed Professional Diploma in Art of Photography, Kerala Government Technical Examination (KGTE) in Photography, and Director of Photography (NSQF level 7) under Media and Entertainment Skill Council (MESC).