Author Archive "K Madhavan Pillai"

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Why I Do What I Do

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If I am to answer that quintessential question, just to myself, it leaves me in a quandary, not because I don’t know …

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My Very First Wedding Assignment

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Years ago, in the good old days of film and analogue cameras, I did a few wedding photography assignments, admittedly for the …

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Career Choices

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Is photography a viable life choice as a career? What are the various career paths possible with photography today? Answer by: K …

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The Lost Photograph

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A pair of worn sandals under the chair next to the window. They were constant companions to my grandfather’s walking stick, hooked …

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Photography as Social Movement

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To many, photography is a profession. It is a means to make a living. To others, it is a quest for the …

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The Meaning of Being a Photographer

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When love for something is so powerful that words fail to describe it, a new language must evolve. What emerges is often …

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The Perfect Gift

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Three years ago, my grandfather’s 95th birthday occasioned an extensive, fun, group photo session. With family from all over coming to wish …

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How to Get Over Creative Differences

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While working on a collaboration with someone, how do I ensure that our differences don’t get in the way of our projects? …

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Breaking Away from the Norm

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As Indians, as a people, we are so very tuned to being economical in our choices and everything we do. For instance, …

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Photographers as Collectors

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Over the last two months, my family has been on a huge clean-up and maintenance spree of various things in my home. …