Monday, 25 January 2016

People Of The Coast

Sometime during November, I visited various places along the coast of Karnataka (the state that I call home) with my family and my camera. As you may or may not know, the main reason I go on holiday is to take pictures of new subjects and be inspired to do something in life. Let's ignore the latter because I don't have much to say about that right now. Ever since I got into photography, I've mostly been taking pictures of inanimate objects and of nature. I've been trying to get better at portrait photography. The best way to go about it is to test out your skills in a different location and that's what I did. I went about snapping pictures of people I met during my trip, some even posed for me.

This is a different take on travelogue-ing. I got bored of the usual ones I did and, if I were to be completely honest, those aren't good at all. I hope this fares better!

Thursday, 7 January 2016

DIY: Rustic Pinecone Wreath

Recently, I was contacted by BloomNation for an interesting project that they were working on with a couple of other bloggers. BloomNation is a community of florists that introduces people to different and unique flower arrangements that are curated by a plethora of florists. They provide a way for you to get your hands on exclusive handcrafted bouquets and arrangements and send them to your loved ones or even to yourself!

BloomNation contacted me recently and informed me of a series they were doing along with a bunch of other bloggers surrounding the art of wreath making. I was inspired by their work and decided to be as creative as possible in sharing my ideas of a perfect wreath. I decided to turn the post into a DIY to help people everywhere bring a bit of the cold, white winter into their homes.

I've been hoarding a sack full of pine cones in my closet since my last trip to Ooty (take a look at my photo diary here!) and had been planning this DIY for ages so this collaboration came at the most opportune time. This DIY is perfect for those who ache for the Hollywood winter experience as they bake in the "winter heat" (ever been to India in the winter?) or for those who love the beauty of the snow, but hate going out in the cold. This is a way to bring that feeling into your home and invoking a sense of magic and mystery into your lives.