India 108


My Gallery of my favourite shots from India has 108 photos in it. The number 108 is significant for many cultures and many reasons. For example, there are said to be 108 energy lines, or nadis, converging to form the heart chakra. Marma points are like Chakras, or intersection of energy, with fewer converging energy lines. On Sri Yantra, the Marmas have 54 intersecting energy lines where three lines intersect. Each has feminine, or shakti, and masculine, or Shiva, qualities. 54 X 2 = 108. Therefore there are 108 points that define the human body and the Sri Yantra or the Yantra of Creation. The same rule is observed in the Sanskrit language, with its 54 letters, both representing the two genders and they are also called Shiva and Shakti respectively; again, 54 X 2= 108.

For an in depth exploration of the significance of the number 108 check this blog

If you just want to look at the pictures, here they are πŸ˜‰ What a trip ❀

wonder


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β€œβ€¦innocence of eye has a quality of its own. It means to see as a child sees, with freshness and acknowledgment of the wonder; it also means to see as an adult sees who has gone full circle and once again sees as a child – with freshness and an even deeper sense of wonder.” – Minor White

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Kelly 1


Pentax K20D

Kelly approached me via my facebook photography page, telling me she liked my work and asking would I shoot her portrait.
I agreed to meet with her and discuss the possibilities. I’m not a classic white background studio type photographer, and whilst that might have been evident from my work, I just wanted to make sure she knew that kind of shot was unlikely. We had an interesting discussion and set up a shoot. This is one of three images Kelly chose.

Kelly runs a community cinema initiative called Magpie

Kelly

Boy


Mamiya C330, Fuji Nepan acros film stock

Holidaying in Cornwall I took a series of pictures of friends, family and their children.This is for me the outstanding shot and the only picture of mine to have won recognition.

This shot features on the website “The International Analogue Photographic Society”

January 2011.

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