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Album 13 – Change the Perspective V
Last of the perspectives but the one closest to the heart. I feel those who are speechless, express the most. Those who are suppressed, have the most to be heard. Animals I believe are the purest souls on the planet. They rarely riot unprovoked.
I feel the world is a lot simpler from their eye level. What they seek from life is very straightforward and simple, much like what I feel we should as well.
This international dog day I start the post with a dog from Dharamsala, I am sure he’s enlightened and I was hoping he could rub some off on me 🐶. The squirrel from Regent’s Park was a Chase which ended with mud marks on knees and grass in the hair, but it was quite a peaceful world from down there. Kruger’s giraffe’s injuries threw some light on the wild patches across a patterned Savannah. But the one perspective that I’ve always fancied is to be a fly on the wall, while world shaping decisions are being discussed. All in all I feel a camera has given me a lot more than photographs. It’s taught me to see the world from a different lens, in this case inspired me to live and learn an animals life.
Album 13 – Change the Perspective IV
If part III was all about seeing a familiar site with a different perspective, part IV is all about the same perspective in different views.
In a world where there are more lines than necessary where division is taught earlier than summation, we often forget what is it that binds us, our commonalities and sameness our beauty and our flaws.
I have been extremely fortunate to be exposed to some of the most diverse environments. Be it national diversity at @nitwarangalofficial or the international diversity in Saudi and Siberia with @schlumberger_official or the name synonymous with diversity @londonbschool. However if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it is the common, simple yet complex, feelings that are felt across backgrounds and borders. The high from accomplishing a task or a challenge. Or the emotions that are ignited due to a musical chord. The warmth of a beverage on a cold gloomy day or the satisfaction of drinking a simple glass of water. It maybe the feeling of love or heartbreak but the feeling is the same no matter who or where.
See the ceiling at the St. Stephens Basilica, Budapest exhibit similar shape to the B-413 Submarine torpedo housing from Kaliningrad. The same circle with arches is seen in the bottom view of a chandelier in a hotel in Kanpur as well as the stained glass cladded King’s College Chapel in Cambridge.
Album 13 – Change the Perspective III
One of the best parts of photography, I feel is hiding behind the lens to see the chaos in the calm and the silence in the storm.
After all that’s what meditation or introspection is about isn’t it? To get a perspective of ourselves and the life around us. To find the answers despite the conditions and to see a situation from all possible angles and perspectives.
Album 13 – Change the Perspective II
Continuing on from the previous post, where iconic landmarks were seen in a new light; I learnt that it shouldn’t take a special moment to change the perspective. Rather everyday sights should be seen with a different view to make them more interesting.
Part 2 of Album 13 is about some everyday architectural elements seen from a new angle. I believe every object has at least one aspect that’s beautiful. If we manage to capture it, it makes life that much more beautiful.
Album 13 – Change the Perspective I
Album number 13 is a humble ode to my spiritual enlightener and guru, photography.
The concept of right and wrong slowly started blurring as I grow old. I realized that nothing is really black or white, and the colours in between really depended on who’s perspective I was seeing it from. That is how my love for travel and photography began, the perspective.
Whenever I have a camera strapped to my hand all I can think of is the various ways in which I can capture a given scene. Similarly travel for me is all about understanding the culture of a place and sharing our own with the curious ones.
The first part of this album has me looking up to these iconic European landmarks, and remembering the random conversations that I struck up with other photographers as I enjoyed seeing and hearing their perspectives.