There are ones who still say that photography is not an art. The scene/subject is there right in front of the eyes and all that one needs to do is click the button. But then there are also the others who believe that even though it is just a click of the button, one can perceive and present the image in an own way. It is all about how one visualizes and holds the moment aesthetically. A picture can express, communicate, tell a story, depict life in stillness and present nature in its purest form. And this search is what inspires me.
Added to all this, works of great photographers like Steve McCurry continue to amaze me! Steve's work made me realize that photography is not just about capturing something that is already beautiful but a honest perspective into those real moments of truth depicted in an aesthetic way. Photography for me is something that enables me to connect to a very deeper and inner space of nature, life, the little precious moments and the real world surrounding it. Hope you enjoy my little moments of bliss.
- Sriram Guruswamy
VFXY Weekly pick award - 26.5.2008
Winner - TCS Shutterbug Award
100+ spotlights in Aminus3
Testimony written by Dawn M. Armfield of VFXY on my work
I have a long distance love affair with India. I've never been, but when I see photographs of India by talented photographers like Sriram, I am enamored all over again. I'm sure the colors of India have something to do with it. Sriram captures those colors vividly. Each color image is bold and beautiful, incredibly powerful in simplicity. Perhaps, though, it is the people. Sriram's photographs of the people of India make this transparent. The children look idyllic and the photographs of adults in work environments or during celebrations are an insight into a culture that exudes knowledge about life. Sriram's photography speaks volumes about his love for his homeland, and rightfully so.
Nikon D850 and
Nikon D700 with a
24-70mm f2.8 VR and 14 - 24mm f2.8 VR
28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor;
24-85mm f/2.8-4.0D IF AF Zoom Nikkor Lens;
12-24mm Sigma F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro;
50mm Prime Nikkor f/1.8;
18 - 55mm & 55 - 200mm Nikkor lenses;
A neat Manfrotto and a whole lot of filters!