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I owe my loneliness to other people

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“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

We are puppets pulling each other Strings

I decided to create this photograph on reading the book ‘The Fine Balance’ by Rohinton Mistry. It is based around 1975-77 when the then Prime Minister declared Emergency and all civil liberties stood frozen. Police could arrest anyone without trail and detain them for an infinite period. I could feel the helplessness of the main characters who were nothing but the puppets in the hands of politicians, police, bureaucrats and society.
The content of the book kept hovering in my mind for several days. Upon looking closely at our society I realized that we are all puppets in the hands of one another and the notion of ‘Free Will’ seemed like an illusion. With all the fuss over freedom and fundamental rights we all know that it is just a game of power in the end. But closely seeing even the most powerful is not free to do things he wants and the way he wants.

I have discontinued my 365 as I felt I am not learning anything and not producing what I want to. From last 5-6 photographs I have been creating photographs from scratch. From just an idea to a sketch to taking individual photographs and the finally making it in photoshop. I have been pretty happy seeing that I have now 5 sketches which are now finished photographs.

180. How Society Kills

How Society Kills by Abhey Singh
How Society Kills, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

A photograph dedicated to all the students preparing for JEE and other competitive exams. It is for the pressure they bear. I have been through this and I know that people can kill you just by seeing, by comparing you to others. Imagine how you would feel if people are constantly staring at you. Every moment of your life is under the glance of society. Society, whose only work is to comment on others’ lives.

178. Evening-Walk

Evening-Walk by Abhey Singh
Evening-Walk, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

I got this idea while seeing some artwork on Tumblr which used a 3-D installation of a cloud in a room. My mind connected the random thoughts of the day and I got the idea of making an umbrella of cloud. This special type of umbrella will not protect you from rain but it will provide rain. I drew a very neat sketch of the idea first and then worked for hours in editing to finally get what I wanted. I have decided to make neat and detailed artworks from now on and I hope this is the right start.

119. Moon

Another one with my bald face. People who are following my blog for some candid street photographs, you don’t worry. I have tons of awesome photographs to upload in that category. In fact, I will be uploading one late in the night. for better view Flickr

118. On the Top

I recently went bald and thought of making some use of it. I have 3-4 more ideas on the same. Flickr link

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