Kumortuli: Where Goddesses are made

On the banks of Hooghly, in North Kolkata is a labyrinth of narrow lanes, older than the city and full of vibrant color and art, Kumortuli – the potter’s colony, where idols of Gods and Goddesses are made from scratch for the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. Various artists work on different stages of sculpting, painting & decorating the idol of Goddess Durga in the workshops here. Deeply engrossed in the making of the Goddess, they look meditative.

Food Photography: Star Anise

Star anise – Other than yummy food, the aroma of this beautiful star-shaped spice reminds me of drunken nights and hangovers! 😉 I love shots of German Jägermeister and Italian Sambuca, and both the herbal liqueurs have anise as an ingredient. Star anise has a strong flavour with a sweet liquorice-like aroma and is also…

Food Photography: Coffee

I’ve been working on some product food photography. Sharing some photos of roasted coffee beans and coffee that I shot recently. I started learning photography when film cameras were still being manufactured, and have some un-developed films lying in a box since years! While searching for ‘35mm negative film developing’ on the net, I accidentally came…

Surface Design : Prints

A design guide for surface designers, by Pattern People, the book showcases over 80 international artists whose work illustrates the many print styles found in the market & a thorough break-down of how the print industry operates. Pattern Design & Beyond is an inspirational guide for students, professionals or anyone else with an appreciation for…