Madhavi by Kapil Ganesh | Profoto (IN)

Madhavi by Kapil Ganesh

10 February, 2020

Written by: Srishti Digilife Pvt Ltd

Kapil Ganesh drew inspiration from his childhood home to create this ongoing series of powerful images.

On the series

This shoot "Madhavi" is part of a personal shoot series Moghamul. It is a series that portrays women from Dravidian literature. This is an ongoing project and I have been exploring it since 2015. 

On inspirations

I draw inspiration from the culture I grew up in. I was born and spent my childhood in Madurai, which is incidentally, the prominent city in Tamil Sangam Literature. And dusky skin tones are something that excite me.

On lighting

I needed a flash with short flash duration and also high speed sync for this series, so Profoto was a conscious choice for that. I used Profoto D2 1000W and D2 500W along with the Sony a7rII. 

Talent: Pallavi Singh
Fashion Stylist: Uma Bhimsingh
Make up: Satish Babu
Hair: Presnao (Stylesmith)
Retoucher: Jatin Lulla

About Kapil

Kapil is a photographer in search of visual moments. You can view more of his works on his website, or Instagram


Written by: Srishti Digilife Pvt Ltd

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