Some of us have been unfortunate enough at one point in life to be in a state where you felt broke. If you know what it’s like to be there, then you can go ahead and read this article. Otherwise you might as well skip this one…it’s not that interesting anyway.
My senior at college – whenever I think of her, I remember the moment we were walking along to an annual college event and she was in a white chudidaar, flowing hair and a smile …aaah.. the path that led to the place was more like a pavement with light bulbs on either side, long and straight … was it actually that dramatic or is it just me?
I remember meeting HER at this place the EAT STREET, a restaurant at the Hussein Sagar lake the day before I had to leave back to my college IIIT Allahabad, for placements. She was already in Hyderabad working in a software firm. I don’t know if that’s outlandish stupidity or love that I dropped her a note for her to open later saying I’ll be back for you as soon as possible. And a few months later against all the odds, out of the 30 odd companies that came for placements, there was only one tough company to crack that would give direct placement in Hyderabad and I actually got placed into that and came back!
I met this model Prachi, the one in these pics at a photography event, made friends with her and was in touch with her since then. When I checked out a few pics of her on FB I was blown out and I told myself I can’t get those kind of pics without the studio environment and stuff. So, I decided to go outdoors – to the place where I had some really good memories. As someone who is learning photography, I had the idea of documenting different phases of life and BROKEN was one of them. I told this to her and she readily said yes to the shoot. I think it’s because it’s different from what she normally does.
I told Prachi about the theme of the album and also told her some of the story .. You know just to get her into the mood of the theme. She actually looks so good and lively that it was kinda hard for me to show her in this mood. It was even harder for me to stay focused and focus to get the photos as I had designed on rough drafts a day before 😛 She did a fantastic job of posing just the way I wanted.
Even though it’s been more than 3 years since we broke up, those times flash on my mind when I go to this place. And NOO I did not actually go on to the railway tracks and stuff as shown in these pics.. That’s just to portray the mood. It was bad though at that time. It was hard to focus on the job and I had a team lead who was a complete a*** I understood that there will be a time when life wants to screw you up. I think its her way of having fun and getting back to us for all the good things she gives us. Trust me, the best thing to do at that time is to let it have its say and accept the facts. Eventually my project changed, so did all the time. I couldn’t have asked for a better team or a place/ project to work for. I always wonder how a couple of years of my work just flew by so fast. One free advice to you if it might help – the best way to get out of an addiction is to find a new one 😛
Whatever happens, In the end, it’s just a passing cloud.. naa.. Who I’m I kidding Some stuff always stays with you 😛 and I think I found a way to let it out – photographs!