Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My phone rang and I woke up with a start.
Rima, the Beauty Editor of 'Cosmopolitan' and 'Good Housekeeping' (Magazines) had called.
Thanks to the incessant rain through the night, commuting to the studio seemed precarious. And Rima had to call it a day even before it began.
Thus, the ‘Beauty Shoot’ scheduled for the day got cancelled. We would shoot tomorrow, unless the Rain God decides to think otherwise.
Jobless, as I stood at my door, facing the streets, I wondered what next, only to find two souls, braving the odds, in pursuit of wisdom and knowledge.
The very sight of a middle-aged gentleman striding to the temple, and a young boy marching to school, steps away, prompted me to run inside and grab my camera.
Two ‘beautiful moments’ got framed and with it a new realization dawned.
Eureka! I discovered the “Three ‘P’s of Photography”…
P for Perception -
‘Beauty Shoot’ or otherwise, ‘Beauty’, simply lies in the eyes of the beholder.
P for Patience -
Had I lost my mind at the cancellation of the shoot, would I have been able to capture such moments ever!
P for Perseverance -
It was only the perseverance of my two subjects, to fight the odds and move ahead, that taught me to create pictures and not depend on shoots to happen.
Life itself is such a 'Beauty'. Do we still need a 'Beauty Shoot' to pick up the camera and press the shutter? ☺