Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Har Tasveer Kuch Kehti Hai…

A dictionary defines Photo ( as a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material. What it doesn’t define are the memories attached it to, the moment captured in time, intangible emotion in a tangible form.

Sepia toned pictures
Childhood captured in rare frames
Black and white pictures of a marriage
Grainy colour pictures of their children

The first fancy dress competition
The front tooth missing
The awkward teenage years
A sulking face

Five friends
One tryst with making Maggi
The convocation
The first sari

The first big party
Cheerful banter
A coffee shop
A shy smile

A lazy afternoon of reading
Carefree laughter
A lovely holiday
Wind in her hair

A chubby baby
A toothless grin
The warmth of family
Captured for eternity

Post inspired by casually traversing through my e-mail inbox and phone memory. And they say technology makes us distant. Hmmmph!


moai said...

French quotation:

Ce que la photographie reproduit à l'infini n'a lieu qu'une fois.
-Roland Barthes-

Les photos sont là, et il ne te reste plus qu'à les prendre.
-Endre Friedmann, aka Robert Capa-

and for my greatest pleasure:

Une mauvaise photo qui rappelle vos traits vaut mieux qu'un beau paysage qui ne vous ressemble pas.
-Pierre Dac-

approximative translation:

The subject a photography reproduce for/to eternity, happens only once.

Photos are right there, you just have to take them.


A bad photography of your person is better than a good photography of a landscape that is nothing to you.


taureandude_23 said...

hi Zephy
on seeing the topic i thought i was on my o3 photoblog as it has the same nameP:P
well, no matter hw advanced cameras get, or how many more megapixels are added to our cells, the joy of seeing ur childhood, those B/W photos, the grainy positives is second to none. these pictures tho old are moments freezed in time, a moment that can never be relived. bottomline - old photographs still rule.
take care

taureandude_23 said...

hey NG cud u please tell me how u added the archives? i wanna do the same of my photoblog on o3.
thanks in advance
take care

Pramod said...

Ah ha!!! that sent me down memory lane and i cant wait to get back home and scroll thru my archives yet again. I did that only a week ago :P:P

Prasad said...

hhmmmm archives does bring a grin in the face!!! but some r truely embrassing!!! lik the mooning snap they took of me! :P :DDDD

gud one liked it :)

Vrij said...

I keep doin that ever so often.. its a way u look up 2 urself to find something within u..

Sometimes one gets to find things which are totally unexpected..

n.aka.zephyr said...

Salut Moai,
Thanks for the wonderful quotes :)

The first two I agree with
But the last I don’t … I like landscapes too!

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hi TD,

I took your copyright… unknowingly though :D

Old photos totally rule!! Infact I make doing a portrait series of my youngest niece and my close friends so we can look back at those in the future and laugh about the good old days :)

The archives… I am doing it the difficult way.. pain strikingly copy pasting from my old blog… dunno if there is an easy way out…

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Rp,
I love going thru my old pics a lot.. maybe I am a sentimental fool :D
And I cant believe how weird I used to look in my early teens!!

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Pras
Mooning snap :D :D :D
Yeah some can be really embarrassing... there is one of my sis at age 3 kissing a boy who was the same age… we still tease her abt it now…

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey Vrij
I know!! Sometimes you miss something and when you look again you can’t imagine how you missed this thing…

moai said...


The quote is very subtle.Very.

pseudorandomshit said...

got me nostalgic.

n.aka.zephyr said...

Hey PRS (can I call you that?)
Welcome to my blog, mate...

Nostalgia keeps us going sometimes :)