01 November 2011

"Lovers" in Mumbai

Lovers
Love is a fruit of all seasons, and within the reach of every hand (pun intended)

21 comments:

thoma said...

oh i really like this Mayank! dont you think this is a superb capture considering the violation of privacy on the beach ;P am loving the mix of colors, very nostalgic and seventies!
did you look up 13ftfall.com?

Georgie Mathew said...

You are now venturing into wide waters, Mayank.. nice and discreet image..

But the image is a little too crowded and so many distractions around, especially the kid .. I guess the kid would have been gone in another moment.. But keep these coming.. I quite like vintage processing, I've tried it in my blog post titled "Sweden", but didn't stick with it though :)

mayankpandey said...

@thoma  - pardon the privacy violation bit. I was doing what I like and they likewise. So peace :-) Yep the processing is old school lomo processing. Yes I did check 13ftfall.com. Very interesting style, haunting and dark. I loved the continuous common theme. Now connected on flickr too. thanks for sharing.

mayankpandey said...

@georgie - wide waters. I quiet like the word. It was discreet, I shot it from behind a coconut seller. I wonder if they would have bothered anyways, the fear was all in my mind i think. I am using erics preset - old school lomo. Experimenting with images where B&W does not seem to work as well. As regards to the crowded image, well not much i could do with the environment. As for the boy, I actually composed him in the frame knowingly. I am trying to get multi layered subjects in the shot, inspired by my coach and guide Kaushal. I kind of like that it brings more subtle contents in the shot - in this case it clearly does seem to work :-) thanks for feedback.

Red Handed said...

Ughhh damn PDA. Me no liketh this one. But haahahh funny the tagline!

mayankpandey said...

:) such is life.

Kaushal said...

Mayank I like the moment and timing.  Also like the coconuts and the boy.  The crowd is important to the context of the image.  May have been better if the couple were not so centered though.

mayankpandey said...

thanks Kaushal. Keep that in mind.

Cloudninetalks said...

Nice picture! And i loved the comment, Mayank;) Must be real tough for the lovers in a crowded beach:P

PK Talli said...

goog god mayank, the kind of serious photography discussions that you guys hold :) and bring on the romance ;) am all for it...

mayankpandey said...

@chintan  - glad you enjoy the content and discussions. 

mayankpandey said...

It is tough. The city size and scale does allow anonymity. Actually its a great subject to document. Conservatism be damned, societal, community pressure all thrown to winds. I hope you picked the subtle point in this image.  

Geeta Singh said...

hmmm nice pic
http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=87314

57andrew said...

Hi Mayank, thanks for your comment. I enjoyed seeing your work. I follow Kaushal too. Excellent work. I have subscribed by e ail. Best, Andrew

mayankpandey said...

Thanks Andrew. Look for to sharing work and feedback in future. Keep shooting.

Gayatri_atlanta said...

you captured a poignant moment there!

mayankpandey said...

@gayatri - thank you and welcome. If you liked this do come back again for new posts.

Meg said...

No surprise that I love the vintage processing! And it's a subtle message..with the unending throngs of people.. its difficult for lovers (and photographers) to ever get a uncrowded moment in urban India

mayankpandey said...

Hi Meg, first of all welcome back. Its good to see you after a long time. You are very right - at some level, life is hard for people who want a bit of space and time in this crowded megapolis.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Awesome awesome shot! Loved it :)

mayankpandey said...

siddhartha - thanks.

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