A froggy monsoon

Studio Photography in 2nd semester ended with a creative photo shoot assignment. The theme assigned to our group was Monsoon. The others worked on Summer, Winter and Spring. Each group was also restricted by a colour theme, and ours was blue.

I decided to give it a fun twist, as opposed to the usual moody, grey, desolate or romantic. Monsoon reminds me of the thousands of croaking frogs in and around the local drains and pools. And yes, also the paper boat days of school. So I worked around the two to make origami jumping frogs of different shades of blue, and randomly placed them on painted pebbles (made shiny with a coating of oil). Then experimented with lighting to get the kind of reflection I was looking for, specially for the water ripples. This image is part of a series that I shot, helped by my group mates – Sai and Rakesh.

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