How much can individual perception challenge, and change the way the surroundings are viewed? There is always a point of view that lies above the sole physical realm for what an object represents, or can be made to provoke in a viewer’s mind.
Concluding a short photography session at the Independence Day Flower Show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore, this project was based on an idea of relating the look and feel of each of the exotic varieties of flowers on display to the varied facets of human nature.
The entire series is based on the parallels drawn between how flowers create a perceived thought or feeling depending on its colour, a visual effect of colour theory.
Apart from the natural colour of the flower, the form plays an important role with how it is perceived, and so does the play of light in picture.
Deliberate close cropped imagery help with highlighting certain features, and so does post processing and art direction with photography.
It seems incredible that almost every object in our surrounding can fit into a parallel interpreted world as something. The whole idea, my senior art history mentor says, is to expand the possibilities of viewing just about anything.
To sum up is a quote sourced from Graffiti – ‘Do not adjust your mind, there is a fault in reality.’
The complete project can be viewed on http://www.behance.net/gallery/LIVING-EXPRESSION/4931925