Monday, March 14, 2011

Eulogy of HDD

It was a gift, from my brother.. I usually keep back up of my work. But I made a mistake this time. I forgot to save all my new work.From Reebok to everything... gone, just gone. Even the wedding i shot, but thankfully, i had the photographs in my camera and laptop. The pain is unbearable. Everytime i look at my photographs, something inside of me just dies. I tried. I tried so hard. to get it fix.. Went to few data recovery specialists. One of them told me that it can be repaired. I was so happy! but then Maa told me that you don't know the guy, don't trust him. So i took it back and gave it to someone who was a good friend of my dad. Then after a few days, i gave him a call and he told me that the disc is broken and can not be repaired. Everytime i want to cry, i force back the tears with all my might. But when i heard that it can not be repaired and would cost me good 25-30,000 rs. It was too much to handle.
Tears started falling down my face, like rain on a cloudy day. Heartache. I cried for 2 good days. couldn't eat. couldn't sleep. But i had to be strong. My brother tried to convince me, he said " It's a part of life, just think this way have your whole life ahead of you, this is not the end of the world, it's not like you'll stop shooting!" Sometimes i think he is a 60 year old man trapped in a 17 year old boy. I took his advice and got in touch with all the friends/editors/brands i've worked with. They said that they'll courier me the images. Hopefully i'll be able to recover some of the images.

Note to self: always.. no matter what.. keep 2 back ups.


p.s : i still think that the guy who told me about the broken disc is wrong, and i will not stop trying and ask other specialists. I keep praying , " Oh Universe, help me". Everyday. if that doesn't work out.. i still have it under warranty.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Their wedding.

I am not dead, i promise. I have just been extremely busy with life and work. So much has happened! I don’t feel like writing anything heavy.Recently i shot my 1st wedding , to be honest, i was extremely nervous and excited. I have said no to plently of wedding photography offers before. But when i met Siddhant(Groom) and Sanskriti(Bride) and their lovely family, I just couldn't say no! Since everything was taken care by the groom and his family, i was all set!
I was staying at IIT Roorkee. When i entered the campus and i must say this.. it looked like a movie set. Reminded me of the movie 3 Idiots. :P Siddhant's house was just 5 minutes away from the campus.
Mehndi, Sangeet, Engagement,Haldi and Wedding! 3 days of absolute madness and fun and yummy food! Sangeet was my favorite! I have never seen such a funny family. full of life and so bollywood! The groom's parents very kind and treated me like their own child. I remember one of Siddhant's uncle asking me" Beta, is this the only thing you do? you are so young.. aren't you scared?" I laughed and said" No uncle, it's nothing like that, If you love something or someone, why be scared? "
Last minute wedding drama, behind the scenes. fun fun and fun.Made some good friends over there. I think i will take up more wedding offers. It is hectic but super fun!
here are some of the pictures! screen shots, don't mind but i can't upload individual photographs.

Much love,