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In 2018 I won an international photo contest that gave me an opportunity to shoot some of the most epic locations in the USA. The Golden gate Bridge, in San Francisco Bay, considered one of the most photographed bridges in the world was on my top list. My self-challenge then was to do a fresh take, which I did. This shot is to date, one of my most successful and popular - my first image featured in National Geographic as the Top shot and an Editor’s Spotlight in 2018, and, a favorite in my social media gallery. It also paved the way for new doors of opportunity in my photographic journey.
For more than 15 years I have been exploring remote villages and settlements in my country. Surprisingly, so many places have remained almost the same as in the past. Sometimes, it seems that time has simply frozen there. And in my photographs, I try to preserve a piece of the past in our fast-paced and changing world. My goal is to show the beauty and uniqueness of places that many have forgotten about. In this photo, the small village Dunilovo. In the 19th century, industry and trade flourished here, ships sailed along the river. Now only memories remain. And most of the merchant houses in the village are closed or abandoned.
HOW HIGH CAN YOU JUMP ?
For the Maasai, the ADUMU is simply one of several rites that make up the Eunoto, the event in which the morani, or younger warriors, advance to manhood. Warriors perform the traditional leaping dance called adumu, competing to see who can jump the highest and to decide who gets to marry who. Dances are a big part of Maasai tradition. In the past, warriors showed their prowess by killing a lion. Now it’s about how high they can jump to showcase their masculinity to the girls of the village. Warriors spend time psyching themselves up ahead of the jumping dance. The outcome could decide who will be their wife. Armed with their hunting spears, the men huddle together then fan out into a circle. One at a time they go to the center, jumping in time to the rhythm. It’s important to keep the body as straight as possible and heels shouldn’t touch the ground between the jumps. It might look easy, but reaching heights like this takes immense strength and fitness. The warrior who jumps the highest gets the most acclaim and he can then choose who will be his wife, additionally he will get 40 cows and land as a gift from the girl's family.
How beautiful would it be if these buildings were covered in vines and the light of day illuminated the fog? I found myself thinking about how the German artist, Caspar David Friedrich, is well-known for his paintings of lonely mountains and they are a great representation of German Romanticism. However, I realized that there are hardly any famous paintings that represent urban environments.
I can't imagine a world without photography. Photography has never been an image for me. I always look for more than an image in my photos. Photography is a language. My goal is always to be unique. All you have to do to produce is to shoot and dream. I love images and dreams more than words…
‘Game Face’ - 20/20 iconic edition featuring ‘Luluka’ the Leopard of Masai Mara. Leopards are astoundingly strong, pound for pound the strongest of the big cats. They are able to climb trees, even when carrying heavy prey and often choose to rest on tree branches during the day. In this particular scene, Luluka was on her way to the top of the tree to feed on her most recent hunt.
Since 2015, I’ve been aggressively pursuing storms that produce the most spectacular lightning and cloud structure. I survived being struck by lightning in 2001, and even though I suffered permanent short-term memory damage, it did not stop my love for nature’s ferocious skies. These limited editions have been held in my own vault for just the right time, and now is that time. In my time in Web3, I’ve discovered that collectors come from all sorts of backgrounds, many who are friends, fellow photographers, and lovers of art. That’s why I’m providing this window of opportunity to collect some of the most important, dangerous work I’ve created.
The Yasaka Pagoda (also known as Tower of Yasaka, or Hokan-ji 法観寺) has been calling to me since I first saw images of it. While living in Kobe in 2017, I spent almost every weekend commuting to Kyoto to visit this place, breathe the air and take in the views. The pagoda has been standing there since the late 6th century, although it’s been rebuilt several times. The pagoda itself as you see in the photo was completed in 1408 and stands to this day. Over the course of five years, I visited Kyoto perhaps twenty times, constantly refining my vision and attempting to capture the beauty of this city in different surroundings, from spring to summer to fall to winter. It remains one of my most favorite places to travel and explore, and I hope it inspires you to travel as well. To this day, this is my most retweeted work ever, seen by millions of people all around the world. - Dimensions: 4000x2666px - Date: January 30, 2020 - Camera: Fujifilm X-T2 - Lens: Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R - Aperture: f/6.4 Edition of 69
Dome, beyond the reds (Infrared)
An Infrared image of a tree under the massive rock dome in the abandoned Tirusulam Quarry. The Tirusulam abandoned stone quarry perhaps is one of Chennai’s best-kept secrets. It’s really difficult to reach the quarry since there are many routes that seem to be scary yet adventurous. You have to trek down the hills first to reach the quarry. There are many lakes and quarries within Tirusulam, which has been a source of drinking water to residents, also engaging in quarrying and crushing units. The huge lakes were formed when the quarries were abandoned. The lakes are spread almost over about 5 acres. Many youngsters and nature enthusiasts love wandering over this abandoned place and it has been one of the favorite spots for budding photographers.
The Tiny King by Amit Salvi
An oriental dwarf kingfisher (ODKF) or a pygmy kingfisher, is the smallest kingfisher in the world at about 13 cm in length. It is also the brightest, most colorful and one of the fastest Kingfishers on the planet. It typically breeds in the Indian subcontinent during monsoons, but in very specific places. It is also one of the most sought after by bird photographers. I flew from Dubai to Mumbai, traveled 100 kms by road off Mumbai, and trekked with 8 kgs of camera gear, to reach a hide where I could get a glimpse of this wonderful species. I drove at about 4 am, during the monsoon season, then walked off the beaten path to get to the location, where the probability of sighting it was on the higher side. The most difficult part of getting this shot was not reaching the location, but executing a shot, which will do justice to the beauty of the bird while it being an uncommon shot. Not only is the bird amongst the smallest (only a few cms. more than a hummingbird), but also very fleeting in nature. All the effort was worth it, as I got to photograph this beauty in full glory while it hunted and landed on this perch near a tree. The beauty of this moment is how the sun peeked through the early morning rain clouds at the right moment, to shower its divine light on the bird, while both the ODKF and its kill looked at the camera. A rare moment indeed! Offers for Collectors - Along with this picture, you get another ODKF picture specially minted only for the collectors of this one! Also you get added to my list of collectors, who will be offered subsidized listings in the future.
As Roland Barthes said in his book Camera Lucida: "We photographers capture the death of the moment because what we capture will never be repeated again." Photography was invented based on documenting moments for our loved ones and special moments that can never be replicated. I enjoy looking through family members and capturing their portraits in a way that shows their personalities. In this photo, you will see my 75-year-old grandmother. When she was young, she was model-like, always caring about style and tidiness. Even after all these years, she kept this habit which was interesting to me, and I planned to capture her pictures in these special moments.
"THE GUARDIAN" is a portrait photography edition that was originally part of my genesis collection, "TECHRUNNERS" but I decided that this photo was unique and deserved a stage by itself. I took this photo in 2019 before I had started building my own masks, and I had little money to invest in crafting props. Back then, I had a day job at Guitar Center and was driving between Beaumont and Houston, searching for neon signs that would emulate the cyberpunk aesthetic. In Houston, I often visit this fried rice restaurant downtown called "Rice Box." The environment feels futuristic, movies from the eighties and nineties would play on tv monitors by the bar, and fuschia neon signs illuminate the whole area. I'm so thankful for the management at Rice Box because they always allowed me to take photos in their restaurant, and without their support, this photo would not exist. When my model and friend Tram donned the mask and readied her sword, I felt as if she took on the role of some faceless guardian protecting either a person or an ideal. I like that her story is as vague as the mask she wears.
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