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Motion Pictures in Poetry

My first photobook: Motion Pictures in Poetry

Available at Blurb and Amazon

 

Motion Pictures in Poetry began in 2009, the year I started pursuing art photography seriously. Or rather, organically.

While I have been obsessed with visual imagery, both moving and still, all my life, the new millennium’s digital democratization ignited my imagination and allowed me to dive deep into all manner of experimentation. As a self-taught photographer and film-maker, I have relished this freedom unhampered by the economic constraints of the analog past, much as I respect the legacy of film.

These selected photographs, celebrating the first decade of my photography, were taken at numerous dance performances in New Delhi, spanning a wide variety of genres, from Indian classical to western to contemporary fusion.

Motion Pictures in Poetry aims to blur the lines between what is perceived as movement versus the still in the context of light and body contours. As if in sync with the dance, my camera also “performs” in its own way resulting in an abstract visual style. By shooting at slow shutter speed and experimenting with aperture control, the entire process is dynamic and organic with minimal post touch ups.

Motion Pictures in Poetry consists of various sub-series which reflect a particular sentiment while pointing to my cinematic influences. Specifically, the sub-series titled ‘She Moves In Mysterious Ways’ received an honorary mention at the PX3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards in the PX3 Blue competition in 2013. The competition was inspired by and in tribute to Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy of acclaimed films and invited photographers to interpet the color blue.
Similarly, the 2011 sub-series titled ‘Tangled’ (a passing reference to the Disney film of the same name) received an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards.

In addition to this and my other series, since 2010, I have received over 30 honors at the PX3, IPA and the Photography Masters Cup Color Awards. A selection of my photographs (including the cover image of this book) of a performance by renowned Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire were featured in promotional material by the India office of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

With constant advances in camera technology where the boundaries between still and moving cameras are rapidly fading, I look forward to plunging further into uncharted waters to explore how the perception of the “motion picture” will continue to evolve over time.

Motion Pictures in Poetry is available at Blurb and Amazon

PX3 Blue – “She Moves In Mysterious Ways”

Prix de la Photographie Paris Blue competition – Inspired by and in tribute to Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s 1990s “Three Colors” trilogy, the three- year, three-color themed competition started with the color blue for 2013. My entry “She Moves In Mysterious Ways” won an Honorable Mention.

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PX3 BLUE 2014 certificate

 

Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of Blue competition.

Paris, France (April 2014)

Nyay Bhushan of India was Awarded an Honorable Mention for the entry entitled, She Moves In Mysterious Ways. The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

2013 PX3 People’s Choice Awards

In the 2013 PX3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris – People’s Choice Awards, my entry ‘E-2 the Future’ won a silver in the book (series) documentary category.

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E-2 the Future

As if in sync with a changing India, our family home saw a complete transformation as we embarked on a two year construction project which offered a visual and sensory feast, sometimes bordering on overload. But more importantly, the experience gave us all an opportunity to unburden ourselves of the restrictions of the past in preparation for a journey into the future. In effect, house number 2 in E block was seeking new directions.
A construction project in India is, to say the least, a chaotic, colorful event as mostly rural migrant workers create urban dreams. A worker holding up a light bulb as his comrades labored late into the night made for a striking image. And it made me wonder, will the light take them to the future too?
“E-2 the Future” is an extension of my earlier multiple award-winning series “F1 to the Future”, “T3 to the Future” and “Toons to the Future” which present a fresh perspective on how – despite the odds – India is evolving, while debunking stereotypical views about the country.

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2012 PX3 Jury Awards

“Tripping The Light Fantastic” – by Nyay Bhushan

Bronze winner – Professional – Book (Series) – Others category. The entry is also published in the PX3 2012 Annual 06.

Paris, France
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2012 competition.

1 July 2012

Nyay Bhushan of India was Awarded: Third Prize in category Book (Series Only) for the entry entitled, “Tripping the Light Fantastic.” The jury selected PX3 2012’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

2010 PX3 – People’s Choice Awards

2010 PX3 POETIC FORMS winner

“Poetic Forms”

First Place Winner

Fine Art – Book proposal (non-pro category)

PX3  Prix De La Photographie Paris 2010 People’s Choice Awards

“Poetic Forms” celebrates the essence of the dancer and the dance becoming One. These pictures were taken of a contemporary performance in New Delhi offering a unique dance expression. As if in sync with the dance, the camera too moves and hence “performs” in its own way resulting in an organic visual style. The dance event “Assorted Impressions” was organised by Kriti Team and featured four emerging women choreographers. This performance titled “On The Edge” was presented by Swati Mohan and performed with Nimit.

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