Author Archive "K Madhavan Pillai"

Realisations on Contrasts and Change

K Madhavan Pillai

I love Mumbai. It struck me on my second day at photokina, in Cologne, Germany. More than being home to my family, …

Why Should Photography be any Different?

K Madhavan Pillai

“Do photographers believe that they are cut cut from a different cloth?”–K Madhavan Pillai

A Tool for Change

K Madhavan Pillai

Our brains are wired for visuals. A much larger part of our reflexes are connected to what we see. If I ask …

On the Infinitesimal, Fleeting and Momentary

K Madhavan Pillai

“Happenstance. A situation that gets noticed out of thousands that don’t, each day.”–K Madhavan PIllai

Features

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Basic Kit Lens

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K Madhavan Pillai lists out some compelling reasons for choosing the humble kit lens over its hugely priced, large aperture, high-end siblings.

A Private Photo Gallery with a Difference

K Madhavan Pillai

“I was pleasantly aware of being one of them… anonymous, alone and on my own clock.”–K Madhavan Pillai

Staring Through a Viewfinder

K Madhavan Pillai

“…where more is understood in an instant of relating quietly within the confines of a frame.”–K Madhavan Pillai

The Joys of the Small Print

K Madhavan Pillai

“It presents itself quietly, by simply existing somewhere in the fringes of our consciousness.”–K Madhavan Pillai

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Decadence

K Madhavan Pillai

“In the impersonal melee of getting a picture, a dialogue with the subject, and with oneself, and a critical sense of judgement is often lost.”– K Madhavan Pillai