Reminiscence - memories from Childhood

- Recall of a long-forgotten experience or fact.
- The process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences.
Photographing childhood memories by recreating them through model landscapes

We all are innocent by heart, when we grow up as an adult, there is always this memory in your heart as a childhood. This memory from your past is not a special event or an occasion but just a moment you probably live by yourself and it flourishes in your heart forever. In May 2007, I created such memories of childhood through my photographic exploration.
This project involves creating narrative images with the juxtaposition of constructed environment and the realistic objects. It challenges our notion of what is real versus imaginary.
I want to further more explore myself creating unrealistic life-size landscapes with actual human beings - models depicting in the landscape. This project will be shot at one place with 10-15 images in a span of 5 to 6 months. Each image will take around 80 hours of elaborate construction and setting up till it is ready to shoot. My team would include an photo assistant, sculpture artist, wardrobe designer, hair stylist and makeup artist.
If selected, I would like to donate few percentage of my prize money towards child education in third world countries.

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Absolutely a must.Hemali is a wonderful photographer and a very caring person. This is a great vision and wonderful opportunity. It's a joy to vote for you


A good thought and good cause....ALL THE BEST, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


think this is a wonderful idea. Best of luck, Hemali!!


Saw your portfolio -- very nicely done. Some of the pictures are excellent. I like the angle on them...make them more artistic than a tourist taking pictures of SanFran landmarks. Fine art pictures were taken exceptionally well.

Lot of luck! Enjoy! -- you got my vote.


Awesome Idea !!
Good luck !!


I look forward to you winning, and erasing the thin line between the real and the surreal world through your lens. Good Luck!


I love visual narratives, I have a plethora of ideas involving photographic story telling. I voted. If you have a moment, please check out my project. You can also watch a video on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma-5ZO4kU4w


i think its a nice idea to creat past in present.
so go on and dig yr past hard.... so u can find a treasure
all the best..


Hemali keep up the Good Work and all the Best for your Project.


Best of luck, Hemali


its an awesome idea of creating the past in present...great job...all the best!!!!


As we wind through the final half day of this contest, I am adding my vote to your dream and asking if you are willing to help me stay in the top 20 by voting for me. If so, my deepest thanks. In any case, may God Bless you and may all your dreams come true.


I like your idea, check out mine and vote for me if you like it. Its about poverty and society in 3rd world countries and how they are controlled, devastated by their governments and western industrialized nations.




Hi Hemali, I really liked your miniature shots! I saw a big exhibition with similar technique a while back and always though that it was a fun project.

I also like your idea and approach. You got my vote!