The greatest love story of Radha and Krishna in Hindu mythology is well known. But what I’ve noticed is that the story of Radha and Krishna is almost always only narrated from Krishna’s perspective. Radha is such a fascinating character. She loved without any expectations and is celebrated for that very reason. Here, Anjani, the performer of well-known Bharatnatyam, poses as Radha using the sun as a mirror, getting ready to meet Lord Krishna for Ras Leela, the dance of two souls. The happiness and excitement to see your love, and shyness when your love sees you, all mixed in one pose is a great candid shot. The crunch of the pose, steady fingers, perfect smile and the sun setting in the background give a perfect touch to the combination of photography and dance form at one sight.
The magnificent colours are enough to enlighten any studio or living area. The expression of the pose can certainly bring joy to any woman’s face without any effort.
Like smiles, photographs are the universal language. When I started doing photography as a hobby, people started making fun saying “there is no fun left in medical science anymore”. I am a doctor by profession. Taking photography as a hobby turned into a passion for me. It was like a medium to interact with the outside world and not get caught in my turtle shell. I see photos as staying with a moment. You can hold those moments in your hand lifelong. It can defeat time for once.
Forceps, knife or Canon I can run both with equal efficiency now and proofs are my patients and these photos with a stunning array of colours and visuals. Photographs have a language, yes, they speak. They can educate you, wake you up, shake you up. In history, we have seen images that shook the world.
Every photo I click tells a story. For me, this is to show the world what I see at any cost, suffer hardships, roaming in extreme weather, patiently wait for hours for just one click, take extraordinary risks, all to capture and convey the story. It is a journey which tells me “May you never stop”
Dr Vimal Hemani
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