The theme brings together many moods of people and places, ranging from happy to anticipatory to introspective. The atmospheric locations add an edge to the emotions of the characters in the photos. (Best seller in Brunei)
Of Moods, Drinks and Rhododendrons - Haatiban Resorts, Kathmandu, Nepal
Blue skies, brilliant red Rhododendron flowers and alcoholic drinks are intrinsic to Nepal. Both are reflected on this window frame – giving the image its Nepali touch. The children, in a playful mood, add effervescence to the colours and spirits. The man, looking back, may be remembering his childhood. This is photographed at the Haatiban Resorts, Kathmandu.
Frames - St. Petersburg, Russia
A photographer framing a shot of reflected window frames for a photograph that can be framed – hence, the caption ‘Frames’. A photographers’ eyes are always in search of frame-worthy settings. Taken in the Beer Family Restaurant, St. Petersburg
Anticipation - Moscow, Russia
The revolving doors and mirrors of restaurants have many stories written on them. The man, sitting at a table with a glass in hand, may be waiting for or is in conversation with someone. His expression is of anticipation. The reflections of lights and the bar garnish the flavor of the photograph, taken in Moscow.
Football Mania - St. Petersburg, Russia
World Cup Football 2018 revealed the colours and flavours of Russia to the world. The mania that grips football fans internationally, is evident from the multiple TV screens displayed in only one restaurant, among many. Multitudes of fans, thronging the streets and restaurants of St. Petersburg, not wanting to miss even a minute of the thrilling games shows the passion that football arouses.
Emami Kolkata Centre for Creativity - Kolkata, India
Photographs speak. Photos of photographs also speak. An exhibited image of two ladies, in black, walking outside is in direct contrast to the two men, in white, inside the art gallery. The shade of grey reflect transcending moods from inside the gallery to the outside world depicted on the exhibit. This is the only photograph in the series taken with a mobile phone. Taken in Kolkata, the caption is inspired by the animation film of the same name.
Kathmandu Korridor - Taj Vivanta, Kathmandu, Nepal
The image merges the corridor of a hotel with the reflection of the city of Kathmandu. A man stands in a corridor of lights, at the same level as the city. Taken in the corridors of Taj Vivanta, Kathmandu.