The natural or man-made subjects of the monochrome images of Esoteric 2 arouse emotions and write stories of life and hope.
Adieu - Ella, Sri Lanka
The light in this image gives hope and positivity to man and insects, contrasting against the dark background. Yet, it also serves as the nemesis of the insects as they will not last long enough to see the light of the day. The photograph was taken just after a heavy shower, at Ella, Sri Lanka.
Pulsating - Lalitpur, Nepal
The veins of, maybe, a leaf shaped like a woman’s waist, against lines created by sunrays and window blinds. The veins lend a pulsating effect to the shape. A dynamic play of light and shade on the inanimate. The shape of the object gives the image human characteristics. The photograph was taken in Lalitpur, Nepal.
Epicurean - Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India
A window to a world of food with neatly arranged stacks of dinner plates, jugs of milk and food items, waits to provide epicurean enjoyment. The horizontal chinks of the blind complement the stacked-up plates. The image was taken at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi.
Divergent - Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, India
Three diverse instruments of communication over the ages, an open laptop, a mobile phone and a notebook, are kept on the divergent lines of an ancient sun-dial. So many devices (‘jantar’ in Hindi) come together at the splendid architectural site of Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. Constructed in 1724, it is one of the 5 astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, to study calendars, astronomical and astrological tables. It has 13 architectural, astronomical instruments. One of them features in this image.