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Framing the Mundane

THE ASIAN AGE | NIRTIKA PANDITA

Published : Mar 14, 2020, 2:57 pm IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2020, 9:33 am IST
Having made Mumbai’s streets his canvas and DSLR camera his paintbrush, photographer Star Udyawar’s narration of everyday life in the maximum city is riveting. As can be seen in his various portrayals of the city like the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dhobi Ghat with its colourful backdrop, and the famous Sea-link. For Udyawar, perspective is key as it defines the in-depth relationship between the objects in a picture along with the dimensions that a viewer perceives.
Having made Mumbai’s streets his canvas and DSLR camera his paintbrush, photographer Star Udyawar’s narration of everyday life in the maximum city is riveting. As can be seen in his various portrayals of the city like the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dhobi Ghat with its colourful backdrop, and the famous Sea-link. For Udyawar, perspective is key as it defines the in-depth relationship between the objects in a picture along with the dimensions that a viewer perceives.
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The famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel from a wider perspective with the pigeons adding drama to the frame
The famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel from a wider perspective with the pigeons adding drama to the frame
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A cat chilling in a boat in Bandra reacts
A cat chilling in a boat in Bandra reacts
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CST reflected on the adjacent shop
CST reflected on the adjacent shop
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A state transport bus captured right in the centre of the skywalk in Nana Chowk, Grant Road
A state transport bus captured right in the centre of the skywalk in Nana Chowk, Grant Road
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A worker on his way to the market carrying fruits, while the BMC building lights up in the background
A worker on his way to the market carrying fruits, while the BMC building lights up in the background
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The daily hustle captured against the mural in Jogeshwari
The daily hustle captured against the mural in Jogeshwari
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Deep in prayers at the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Colaba
Deep in prayers at the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Colaba
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Daily routine at world’s largest open air laundry—Dhobi Ghat
Daily routine at world’s largest open air laundry—Dhobi Ghat
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Jari Mari slum in Kurla witnesses a plane descending every five minutes. Here few kids admiring the view
Jari Mari slum in Kurla witnesses a plane descending every five minutes. Here few kids admiring the view
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