Author Archive "K Madhavan Pillai"

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Photography in the New Universe

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An image is presented. Or, it presents itself. Sometimes, the urgency is in its moment of capture. Something extraordinary or fleeting that …

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Recipe for a Gobsmacking Photo

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Pick a point of allure. Throw in a handful of fascination. A bunch of appreciation. A lot of passion ripened almost to …

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Lessons from Loss

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Incy became a part of our little collection of lost, abandoned souls about five years ago. He was probably left behind because …

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Despite Everything, an Unusual Gift of Time

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In the many years of working with the subject, I have come across a large number of reasons or rationales for the …

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The Problem of Plenty

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Some photographers recently opined, on a popular social platform, that digital cameras have made us lazy… that the process of learning is …

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On the Heroic, and Doing Our Bit in a Time of Crisis

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Every year, we dedicate a cover story to the World Press Photo contest results. These photographs are some of the finest examples …

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What’s in a Pursuit?

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In a most basic sense, the pursuit of anything involves body and mind. The greater or deeper the pursuit, the faster and …

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More Food For More Thought… Vol. II

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There are some observations through the past year, through a miasmic haze of screen-time, sleep, wakefulness, and losing oneself to photography. That …

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On Why Wide Angle Lenses Fascinate Me

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I enjoy extremely high resolutions because I dream of making giant prints. For my photography, the obvious and mundane take on proportions …