In Senti-mental, a series with 100 images done between 2005 and 2010, fragments of psychedelic colours and memories trap inside a kaleidoscope. To create this beautiful set of hybrid images, I collected old, discarded bromide prints/negatives from commercial studios, antique shops, and old markets of South India. Transforming found photographs have always interested me. I also have included a few photographs that I had shot. These chiselled moments from the South Indian analog memory lane blends with the magic touch of digital manipulation gaining a sleek, contemporary look. The gaze, pose and firm grip of the studio photographs are a reminder of the colonial fear. The comfortable and relaxed poses and the fearless gaze of the images I have shot and included in the series signifies the levels of popularity and affinity that this medium has gained over the decades. Time and again, history has proved that ideas that may not be valued at certain periods may be lost/forgotten, only to be valued again, sometime in the future.
This Singel edition works of size 60″x60″