Photography or Art? Today photography has gained alot of importance in making a statement piece in your living room. It doesnt have to be an MF Hussain painting to have people talking about it. Our lives are consumed with pictures from that new travel destination to a new pair of shoes. The social media generation has made photographs actually speak a thousand words. 2 talented and extremely creative people have used this medium to tell their own stories.
Sapna Bhatia along with her creative head, Paul Liptrot they created the online store – www.bringhomestories.com. Sapna is an International journalist & a global media executive. Sapna is always looking for a good “story” !
Through Bring Home Stories, she wants to translate stories that develop in global cities on platforms like Design, Art and Culture.
Paul is an artist and is inspired by the patterns of the world, from the microscopic to the cosmic. His practice looks for ways of making challenging works that move beyond the paint as medium. Recent projects have included working with ice and petri dishes. He is driven by discovering links between art, science and people as a way of creating excitement and challenging perceptions of those who engage with art in all its forms.
The company has just launched its first design collection that is inspired by Delhi’s ‘phool mandi’ or flower market.
|Canvas prints inspired from the Photographs|
Banoo Batliboi creates extraordinary book sculptures. Remember her from our previous posts? She has now taken to photographing those pieces but with an edge. Using the books reflection on various surfaces, layers to each piece have been developed. When you see the actual sculpture, you visualize it for what it really is. With the images you look beyond the reality. Framed in simple grey and black frames. I would try a thick ornate antique frame to draw a comparison between digital art, an antique book reinvented and an antiquated frame.
Banoo Batliboi says, “It all begins with a regular book. Each page is bent, curled and folded till this object gradually morphs into a separate entity. The camera’s eye then examines and records the light playing on the surfaces of the transformed pages.
The images are ‘unrealistic’ portraits –with no recognizable associations of the original object. Or sometimes, multiple digital images are enmeshed, creating translucent layers with fragments of text, reminding the viewer of their provenance.
These photographs aim to explore the many degrees of interpretation an object can undergo and still carry the essence of its identity.”
|Frames & their Images|
Bring Home Stories
Photographs courtesy Bring Home Stories & Banoo Batliboi