Eyes of Fire

CompanyAbhinna
PhotographerSreesha Belakvaadi
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

"Kathakali" is a flamboyant mystic folk-dance of rural India. It brings out varying moods of intense emotions be it laughter, fear or anger. To me, personally, it has been a classic for photographic subject. I had this mind photograph of capturing nuances of eyes, specially at moments of fury the artist emanates and am glad I could achieve what I imagined. Colloquial Performing Arts brings with it the taste of culture, values of heritage and warmth of personal belonging. Shot at the rural market-place of Kerala, India.

About Photographer

Sreesha Belakvaadi comes from close to two decades of Photography experience. Sreesha's photographic work has been published in national and international circuits (both web-based and live publications), including the BBC WILDLIFE Magazine. Sreesha has won numerous competitive awards (both at national and international levels) including the distinguished prestigious DAILY DOZEN honor from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Sreesha specializes in a variety of photographic subjects viz. Birding, Landscapes, Astrophotography, Candid, Street and Culture, and has exhibited his works across various forums including ones hosted by celebrated photographers such as T.N.A Perumal and Anand Saran organized by Bangalore School of Arts and Photography. Besides Photography, Sreesha is an avid writer and filmmaker; he has authored a book SHOONYA on philosophy and metaphysics. Sreesha's short film KING AND THE PAWN was screened as part of Millennium Film Festival in New York, where he underwent professional training in Super 8mm Filmmaking. Sreesha Belakvaadi is currently making a Kannada feature film MOJO, which is in post production.