Saturday, December 22, 2007

BLOW UP (1966)

Blow-Up (1966) is writer/director Michelangelo Antonioni's view of the world of mod fashion, and an engaging, provocative murder mystery that examines the existential nature of reality through photography. Antonioni's first film in English, it quickly became one of the most important films of its decade, and a milestone in liberalized attitudes toward film nudity and expressions of sexuality. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (with no wins): Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay (Edward Bond, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Tonino Guerra).

A desensitized-to-life, nihilistic, high-fashion photographer Thomas (David Hemmings) in London, who lives a mid-60s life of excess (riches, fame, and women), becomes bored with his lucrative career of glamour photography. So he resorts to photographing, in documentary style, the seamy and sordid side of life in London, in flophouses and slums.

Innocently, he takes candid photos in a deserted park of a lover's tryst-rendezvous between a kerchief-wearing woman (Vanessa Redgrave) and a middle-aged, gray-haired man in a light-gray suit. She pursues him to ask for the illicit photos, as he imagines that he has witnessed a scene of sexual intrigue - never thinking that he may have accidentally obtained visual, criminal evidence of a murder.
For Dilly's Fashion store, Colombo.

Model -Mika

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Audrey - Take 2

Working with Tashy, Tanja and Dilani was an absolute delight. Great thought introducing the birdcage in Tanja!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Venuri for Aura

Under the creative direction of Dhanushka Amarasekera this was probably one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling shoots I have done to date. As for Venuri, there are no words to describe her, so I won't even try. There are 12 such images with different jumps, i will try and post them all...eventually.
Agency - Liquidmedia

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Charlie and The Cake Factory

Charlie says and I agree, indisputably the best cupcakes, love cakes and milk toffee in town! If you haven't come across products from the Cake Factory its time you did! Their products are available at Dwellings, Odel and Barefoot. One cup and you won't stop! (ok ok... that was a little sugary!)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Bombay mere he!

Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई Mumbaī), formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. With an estimated population of about 13 million, it is the largest metropolis in India and one of the world's most populous cities within administrative limits. With the population of 19 million, Mumbai Metropolitan Area is also world's 5th most populated. Located off the west coast of India, the city has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai handles over half of India's passenger traffic and a significant amount of cargo.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

I'm getting married in the morning...

I could be stepping out of Stefordville... but interestingly enough it was our very own Pettahville, and an age old iconic store which has by far the best display of wedding couples, i mean the ones that go on top of cakes; wedding ones i hope. Ever Parr might have considered it a worthy find. What a spitting image of us Lankans... :)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

R.M. Naeem - the artist

Naeem is an old friend and a great artist who has returned to Colombo to open his exhibition at Paradise Road Gallery. Accomplished in the technique of fine art and miniature painting, this is not an exhibition to be missed by anyone, let alone an art-lover.
There is a solitude and calmness to his work which he says can only be accomplished with great effort. The exhibition is on for 2 weeks... so hurry and escape to his mystic world.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kumbi Kathawa - of Ants and a Mosquito

I am a shamed to say that it was the first time I had ever experienced the wonder of the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya, but you can be rest assured I won't miss another production. As Sanjana quite aptly noted in his account of Kumbi Kathawa when he had the task to write about it ( its was both daunting and humbling, I shared similar sentiments taking pictures! If pictures only could do justice to the details, dance and drama... the magic of Kumbi Kathawa transports you from this world to quite another. Afterall even Einstein said "Dancers are the athletes of God."

Kumbi Kathawa (Ant Story) by the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya

Thaji lights up the stage

Kumbi Kathawa (Ant Story) by the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya

The beautiful and talented Thaji

Friday, September 07, 2007

It's their word against mine

My mum loves to play Scrabble. In fact her friends do too. They belong to the Sri Lanka Scrabble League. Dedicated to the New Collins Word Book, they know every 4 letter, 3 letter and 2 letter word in sight. The Galaha challenge was an experience for Dad and I. We were overwhelmed at their commitment to the game. They called the toilet a winderloo; a hot curry of sorts and I was duly informed that the newest addition to the world of words was Ageusia.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Peculiar Peradeniya

It was one of those average trips back to Galaha, taking the short cut through the Peradeniya University Campus. Perhaps one of the most beautiful University Campuses in the world; when we came across a huge gathering of Uni students, at least that's what I presumed. I got Karunadasa to stop the van, in next to no speed assembled the camera and started firing away at this strange spectacle. There were close to 500 women dressed in sari, all with their heads covered and made to walk down this steep hillside stairway.

I had barely managed to figure out what was happening when 5 guys surrounded me, and started questioning my intentions on taking the pictures. I said it looked interesting and wanted to photograph it. They said no photos allowed. "I have a right", public road, public access, what's the big deal? They said no way. No pictures. Then Karunadasa came to my rescue, "Baby, appi yamu, wadak ne". Then the leader of the pack "Ow baby yanne, Appi hondate kewaneda?"

Afraid more for my driver than myself, we left. Can anyone shed light?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Everyday Heroes - My Sacrifice

The Ther Chariot festival of Mayurapathi Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple. See this happening every year on top of my lane, but yesterday was the first time I took my camera out.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Nadeeka Perera - Simply Stunning

Aura Bridal Campaign
Agency - Liquidmedia
Creative Director - Dhanushka Amarasekera

Nadeeka Perera - Best Model for 2007

Well done Nadeeka!
Aura Bridal Campaign
Agency - Liquidmedia
Creative Director - Dhanushka Amarasekara

Monday, June 25, 2007

Koluu - Feeling Pretty

Taken backstage at the Wednt, some many moons ago. For more awesome Koluu make it on the 8th of July to the Oak Room at the Cinnamon Grand!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Maryam, age 2, a woman who already knows what she wants!

"Maryam is the 19th sura of the Quran. It is named after Maryam the Semitic name for Mary, Mother of Jesus (Isa).

This sura begins with two narrations of 'miraculous births' of God's Elect: Yahya (John the Baptist) and Isa.

The Bible and the Quran are complementary and serve to illuminate deeper spiritual meaning of Yahya's advent and spiritual mission.

A further matter of interest is that this sura numerically matches — i.e., Sura 1 is paired with last Sura 114, 2 with 113, etc. — Sura 96, Al-Alaq, which begins with a short discourse on the 'miracle of life.'"


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Absolutely Anarkalli

Spectacular in front of the camera, a dream model. Shot originally for In Vogue Magazine

Saturday, February 10, 2007

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