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  • Saneesh Sukumaran

    Indian Wedding Photographer | Saneesh Sukumaran

Instant + Film – A match made in heaven.


I’ve always been fascinated by Instant Photography, which back in the 80s (when I was growing up) only meant Polaroid. There’s something mystical and quite unique about shooting on film. Its imperfect charm, the limited number of photos it lets you click, the feeling of holding your photo printed, in hand, just seconds after shooting it, makes it all too real and fun for me.

Also, the possibilities are endless. At weddings for instance, imagine doing a guestbook full of Polaroid photos with a little note scribbled from the guest to the bride and groom. Or maybe make a rustic, vintage book of Polaroid moments from the wedding. In fact, the more creative you are, more the possibilities. The only pre-requisite however, is the love for instant Polaroid. And if you haven’t fallen madly in love with it yet, trust me, it’s never too late. Takes an instant!

 

A year too big to fit into a frame. And some wishes.

A YEAR TOO BIG TO FIT INTO A FRAME. AND SOME WISHES.

I’ve come a long way since I first picked up this little box that could capture time. I’ve lived and shot in Prague for four years before I moved to Bangalore last year. As I look back, I realize time flies, in spite of my best efforts to hold on to it.

 

I TRAVELED.

It was a crazy year full of travels from Bangalore – Tirupathi – Chennai – Vellore – Leh – Ladakh – Hyderabad – Mumbai – Goa – Cochin – Sirsi – Alazhupzha – Wagamon – Coorg. I soaked in diverse cultures and gorged as many cuisines, shooting Christian, Hindu, Punjabi, destination weddings and more.

 

TO MANAGE TIME AND SHOOT MORE STORIES.

First on my list would be time that I want to manage better. Because I tend to get lost on the editing table, trying to tell and re-tell stories for the wedding books I create.

Talking about stories, though more elaborate, Portraiture is something I’d like to explore further this year. I absolutely love how it naturally lends itself to story-telling by highlighting character traits, quirks and special moments to add drama to images.

TO MEET INTERESTING PEOPLE.

A while back I shot a portrait for a very talented author and friend from Prague, Helen Oyeyemi. I enjoyed the process so much, that ever since, I’ve been hoping to meet interesting people from varied professions, to shoot their portraits. That’s definitely on the cards for the year.

TO REINVENT.

I also believe in reinventing myself, which is why I tried my hand at making Cinemagraphs. And I might just be the first one in India to have tried it. So to keep the spirit of reinvention alive next year, I plan to experiment with short videos for weddings.

TO SHOOT ALL KINDS OF WEDDINGS BIG AND SMALL.

It’s the uninhibited emotions, the vibrant colors and the people, that draw me into weddings and I enjoy each and every one of them. Be it a rustic wedding in a simple hall or even an exotic destination wedding. Though I must add that shooting the world’s highest pre-wedding shoot (at Kardungla pass 18,000 ft above sea level) was thrilling. And I’d be overjoyed to do it again!

LET’S CLICK IT!

However, in this age of information overload with so much clutter and noise going around, it’s hard to come by talent. And just as hard to find people who’re looking for originality, a keen aesthetic sense and a unique story-telling voice. Well, If you happen to be in search of that someone with the skills to tell your unique story, then I am looking to meet interesting people like you, who have real stories to share! So let’s click it.

 

Leh, Ladak Pre Wedding Shoot : Raj & Vasu Portraits

Pre Wedding Photoshoot in Leh,Ladakh.Couldn’t have asked for a better place to have Raj & Vasu’s pre wedding photos to be taken than Leh. They are a very outdoor couple and the breathtaking Leh just complemented their chemistry. Its one thing to photograph a great landscape however a different thing to keep the same feel with human proximity.