Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process

The shorthand of emotion..

is what Leo Tolstoy calls music..

The portraits are of one of the greatest musicians India has known, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He is the master of the Sarod which is also known as ‘Shardiya Veena’ which basically implies that it is an ancient instrument. I recently had the good fortune of attending his concert and this was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph an event like this. Magical is all I can say.

Music is not something I’m qualified to talk about but I’m passionate about it. Indian classical music more so..because of its complexity and simplicity.. I’m not at liberty due to copyright to post video or audio files from the concert itself but attaching a clip of the Maestro playing the sarod in case you have not heard him play before..

also, the ISO was purposefully high to get the grainy romantic feel…and also because it was too dark :p

"You are the music, while the music lasts" - T.S. Eliot

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~Ludwig van Beethoven

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. ~Victor de LaPrade


6 responses

  1. Loved 2 and 3. Nice πŸ™‚

    January 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  2. Gawati Chaha

    Ohhh tu paN hotis tar Sawai la!

    December 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

  3. Looks like a great ghazal night! Nicely shot πŸ™‚

    December 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

  4. I think the ISO/noise/grain works very well here, Dhaami – especially with the high contrast (and subject matter)…
    very cool!

    December 15, 2011 at 3:36 am

  5. The 2nd shot is precious! I cant even begin to tell you how much i love that. πŸ™‚

    December 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    • dhaami

      Thank you Mayank! That means a lot πŸ™‚

      December 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

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