There are very few things that excite me as much as working on a project where I get to do all the things I love, like this one. I don’t know if it’s the mad waves of thought or the kicks that I keep giving myself to stop being lazy - there’s something appealing about self projects. It’s really different from working in a team because here, you are the team. While that does mean you get a lot of creative freedom (who doesn’t love that), it also means being organised about your thoughts all the time (not to mention the stares you will get from people while self-timing your photographs). Looking back, all those moments are worth it when you’re adding final touches in post production. In this project I wanted to bring in all the elements that have had a huge impact on me. From what I was wearing to how I posed, from the lighting to the aperture, from the words to the colours, each element was important to create the final piece. I found that expressing myself through this project was not only easier because I got to put pieces of myself in each element, but also very therapeutic. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I loved working on it. I’d love to hear your feedback so I can work on improving and adding more the next time.
If you’d like to know more about the concept, the story and the way I went about shooting it, leave a comment below or message me and I’ll do a post on it. If you want to follow more of my design adventures, follow me on Instagram @sonaksha.
P.S: I’m looking for photographers to collaborate with on future shoots, let me know if you’re interested.