Photo Studio

Shadow Stories

Beauty indeed is in everything and everywhere! When everyone talks about the importance of light in photography, it is the shadows and darkness that keeps creating mystery and curiosity to chase the secret stories in the silent escapes for Pooja Jariwala. Yes, darkness is beautiful!

For someone who started a career as an economics professional, with permanent inclination to escape, cuddle and gets lost in nature, making sketches, images as visual memories, turning a travel photographer by lust happened naturally and then exploration lead to fashion, portrait and product photography by profession, it has been an interesting journey and still continues to be for Pooja.

Photography is not just mere documentation but is a canvas of free thoughts, stories, philosophy and interim conversations of the soul with nature, surrounding and within. It is an experience.

Capturing Play of colours, lights and shadows in High Contrasts with mysterious characters emoting – lyrical visuals, diminutive ego in vastness, emergence from undefined horizons, started through mobile camera as an experiment and became a habit, it has been more than a year now, since she has been working or rather say chasing shadow stories, it still continues! Here are some of those images, with observant dialogues in paused moments. The ability to portray a story without actually disclosing a face makes it a more interesting part, because if you see closely, everyone plays the same role somewhere in the story still is distinct to one other. There is someone who follows the other, someone who stands still, someone who confronts, someone who introspects, someone who observes, someone who believes, someone who surrenders, someone who wants , someone who is multilayered, someone who is empty …

Team Creative Yatra shares this photo studio and hopes that you find a story too with these shadows!

Photo Studio Curator : Ketan Modi


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