You're looking at something within, within a box, and what you see is what you get, right? So if you want to be thinking differently, then look within that lens and see how you can see something different that nobody else has seen. That is the only thing. Otherwise, there's nothing else. It's all about kindness. It's all about love for the world which gives you happiness.
Hello, beautiful people. Welcome to episode 32 of photo country. This is the show by a photographer for photographers. And I'm your, host Rajeev. I have been talking to artists, image makers and creators around the world. And it is really fascinating to me how each individual approaches the art in their own unique way.
Our guest today is no different. He's a writer, poet, ad man and an iPhone photographer from Chennai India. He is none other than Ravindran Solomon. Ravi solo to all his friends. He is a visual poet, weaving words with pixels.
My association with Ravi go back to when both of us were students. I was in the final years of high school, while he was a graduate student of English Literature at The American College, Madurai. Incidentally, he was my father’s (Prof. R. Nedumaran) student as well.
In some ways, he has been my mentor as well. He gave my first break into the creative world, when I interned at Mudra Communications, an ad agency where he was a copy writer.
I have been following his journey as a creative person and I am a big fan of the verses he writes along with his photographs. I have attempted my own sometimes, inspired by his feed!
He is a bilingual writer; writing in both English and in his mother tongue, Tamil. I believe this is his greatest strength, the ability to communicate in both, he is able to reach a larger audience.
You get a picture. Sometimes the picture has itself the drama, but sometimes there is no drama. Then I write something to compliment the whole thing and, you know, add drama to it. So that is the fun with my writing skills.
If you have come this far, dear reader, I am immensely pleased! It was a pleasant and refreshing conversation that I had with Ravi. I beseeched him with a request to do a photo book of his poems and visuals in 2023.
Thank you Ravi for coming on this podcast. I think no one has ever put it so eloquently on why photographers do what they do. Thank you for that awesome closing monologue.
You can follow Ravi's words and imagery on his Instagram feed- Ravisolo. I hope you all liked this conversation, as much as I did bringing it to you. Please do share this podcast with someone, who you think will enjoy it as well.
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