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Chennai-based photographer’s series teaches us how to bring out the best with what you have

Everyday I see huge volumes of pictures through my Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Instagram accounts. A lot from the lot will often make me think “Why aren’t you doing something like this?” 

During recent times, a similar thought occurred to me when I saw a series of photographs shot by a friend Priyadarshini a.k.a Pia Sam, who is a budding photographer from Chennai. 

Throughout the series, she tried capturing her surrounding with her feet being the subject.

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It might sound simple. But, it has lot more to it. 

Whenever we visit a place, we often look around. We won’t look down unless and until we stumble upon something. If we go to a hill station, we admire the beauty of the mountains, experience the fresh air, but we often fail to see what lies under our feet. Everybody does this. Almost everybody. 

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But, here’s where Pia had made a difference. She started documenting her feet and the area surrounding it, and the idea slowly grew upon her making her try more creative ways to document her surroundings. 

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When I asked her about how she got the idea, she said she got the idea from a fellow photographer Karthi KN, who portrayed his entire pan India tour using a similar concept. You can view his work here

According to me, a photograph is not about how grand it is. It is about how much a viewer can relate to it. And, Pia’s photographs succeeds in doing that. 

You can follow Pia Sam on Instagram

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