It all began as a small seed of idea and a quest to experiment with colours, light, props and location.
What better way to start photography 2k17 than clicking 12 different shots with 7 different concepts ! Our photo artist Raj discussed this with the team and they decided to end the year with a splash of light, camera, action and some fun!
Well, any photographer or an artist knows that the ideation is just the beginning of what follows a great amount of hard work to bring something to manifestation.
Planning: Our team spent hours together discussing on what 12 different shots were needed, what raw materials were needed, where to shoot, how the lighting was needed, call for auditions, costume, props and the list goes on. While this may sound fun, the execution of the same was not all that rosy. However, our smart team knew that good planning is half the battle won. Here is a glimpse of our team at work.
Charan & Raj look on, as Deepa reviews the references.
Design, Planning and Execution: The background work involved the discussion with make up artists, costume & accessory hunt and styling. Since some of the concept were new to the team, we had to make sure it was foolproof. So, we had to try some makeup, costumes and accessories on ourselves and friends (whom we had to bribe to keep them awake and still through out our practice session!) to get a preview of what was going to be a finished product. The preview and some screen tests helped us to be vary of the angles, the positioning and the tricky look of some accessories during the real photo shoot.
What was fun and painful at the same time is the hunt for the props and accessories. The outdoor location recce provided the team with an opportunity to have fun while exploring new places(perks of passion being your profession!). Our goal was not just to get a calendar ready but also to achieve minimalism without compromising on the quality of end product.
Presentation: While the entire project took 2 months of preparation, the entire shoot was wrapped up in 4 days ! Kudos to our ever reliable make up artists, the timely availability of artists and the studio.
We decided to have the calendar launch in the presence of our family, friends and all the well wishers at Chitrakala Parishath on 24th December 2016. The pressure and tension on a faces which we carried for two months vanished with the lighting of the lamp. All the hard work paid for it self with the guests pouring in appreciation and asking question curiously about each one of the clicks. while the event had to come to closure, the excitement continued on to the after party event.
Happiness, feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment is what we tried to achieve and we hope you enjoyed our journey so far !
A glimpse of our journey in a small video:
Production: Figment Photoartists
Models: Akshitha Sudarshan, Jaya, Prathima Brahmanand, Rhea Rodrigues, Roopa Gowda, Sana Shalini, Shubha Murthy, Varshini Gubbi, Varsha MK
Make-up Artists: Manjunath Narayan Swamy & Laksha Makeovers
Location: HNR Studios & Doddaballapur
Click here to download the Figment Calendar 2k17 and let us know of your personal favourite and why. 🙂