Sajeesh Rajendran

For Tomorrow….

Framed in : These photos were a part of a photo Series  titled “India 2020”! “Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens.” Courtesy… Jawahar Lal Nehru! To achieve the vision of our former president Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, children have to be prepared from today itself. India, with its vast and rich resources, can definitely become the world’s major power. It’s just that the energy and hard works has to be directed in to the right direction! So, today’s children who are tomorrow’s citizen has to be given a proper vision and guidance to lead India to new horizons. Let us prepare for that!

Framed out: When the topic was given as India 2020, I was in a dilemma… what to shoot? I could think of nothing else other than Dr.Abdul Kalam’s Dream and vision. So, I came out with this concept of preparing the children for 2020. And I must thank my class mates Rajma and Varna who helped me to find a place to shoot those little sweet pies! But, to be honest, this was the toughest assignment I have ever attempted! It was not that easy as you see in the picture! To make them sit in one place and make them hear me was too tough. I wonder how they direct kids in movies. And this might be the reason why films with children gain more popularity internationally!  But they were adorable and sweet! This was an awesome experience for me as a photographer! And more over this concept has gained recognition widely.

Grey Frames: “A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up – and succeed.” – A P J Abdul Kalam.

The Elixir….

Framed in: Dreams are the very essence of life. Without which the life would have been a monotonous chains of realities. They add in more spices and hopes and smiles… when you dream… you are re-born! So, in a way dreams are the elixir of life! Dreams are one’s own… you cannot expect some one else to dream for you. So you have to dream your dream and you have to Hold on to your dreams tightly! And as the former president of India, Dr.Abdul Kalam stated, “Dreams are not those you see during your sleep, but those are the ones that should make you sleepless! So, I am sleepless and still clinging on to my dreams. Joining me?


Framed out: It was one of those boring vacation days. After lunch I usually feel a very depressing laziness which will tempt me to go to bed. But I hate sleeping during daylight! So I took out my Camera and was wandering through the compound of my house with a macro lens mounted on it. I was searching for something strange and peculiar. But nothing captivated my interest. Suddenly I had a close look into my fist and held it above my head against the sun. That captured my mind. Took out the lens cap, set the shutters and apertures at the higher end and clicked with one hand. The result was stunning! This  photo has drawn a lot of appreciation for me as a photographer. There was a mention about this photograph in one of the issues of ‘The Hindu’ when it was exhibited in “Artographies”, an exhibition of photographs and Paintings.


Grey Frames : Nothing happens unless first we dream” : CARL SANDBURG