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A love affair with images

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1. Posted by sunilv (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

My love affair with images spans a decade. Photography has become a religion for me -- a way of life. It has also taught me the art of inconspicuousness; this ability to go unnoticed is necessary for candid portraiture. No, I do not claim to be an archimage with a cloak of invisibility nor a Manitou from the X-files. As an amateur--you act. As a professional--you react; and very often, you do so unconsciously.

This invisibility is the art of pointing your camera at someone from five feet away, and being able to capture that person’s most intimate expression unpretentiously.

Proximity to my subjects is essential, for otherwise I can never capture their quintessence.

Photography has been a very gratifying experience for me; to claim that it has made me a better human being might be an exaggeration, but yes, it has certainly made me more sensitive to my surroundings and I hope compassion is contagious.

Sunil Vaidyanathan

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Welcome to TP Sunil!!!

You might want to check out the Photography Forum...there are some truly incredible shots there, quite moving. Photos are what make travelling that much more enjoyable.....simple pictures rekindle the memories of the voyage for years.

Enjoy

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Hi Sunil!

Welcome to TP!!!

Beerman is correct - there are an enormous number of really beautiful photographs that members have uploaded. Chick on the "Photography" link to the left and it will take you to all of the "featured photos" from all over the world - listed by country.

Welcome again and see you in the forums! ;)