Friday, June 19, 2015

Baby Photography - Raw and Processed

Sometimes for friends, i also shoot babies. This is an unprocessed test shot of my friend Abhinav Malhotra's 11 month old daughter - Araina. From stark lighting for athletes and fitness to ultra soft lighting for a baby, it was a great change and good fun. I cant wait to process her pics and hear people go "awwwwwwwwww". This shoot has by far been one of the cutest shoots ever :)

This is the processed pic of the same shot:

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


She is a million shattered pieces, held together by hope.
Some faint idea that strings up those pieces and keep them together enough to count as a person living through a day.
The make up and the fancy clothes cover the rest like a disguise. The smile is an ornament - just a contraction of muscles exercised to blend in and let the cracks go unnoticed. But in those moments when no one is looking, the eyes fail to keep up with the lie. A soundless cry for hope echoes through those faint corridors into her soul. She's holding on. She's scattering within. And then she sees them see her and that smile comes on again. That corridor is closed again. But the echoes carry on with you. You wonder if you even heard them at all.
Her smile is like a flashlight of happiness. Her look is like she knows it all. But those cries of a shattering soul held together by hope. You wonder.
Was it her?
Was it really her?
Or was it just a reflection...
of you.

- Pushkaraj S Shirke

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: a brilliantly hilarious movie with the worst male character ever scripted. If the 'menninist' wing was as active as the 'feminist' wing, this movie would have been banned. Personally I rate this movie a hilarious 8/10, but at the same time I'm very clear about its shattering drawbacks hidden beneath its brilliant dialogues, comic timing and kangana's incredible performance. Also what saves the movie is that it presents a strong front for women and addresses issues that india seriously needed to have answered on the mass media platform - aka the social status of women, female athletes and the caste circus. Beneath all these plusses is hidden one of the most spineless, purposeless male characters ever scripted - manu. A man who is as cliche and spineless as ever. A man who would be the villian if not shrouded in the garb of being the 'male protagonist'. A man who runs around getting married, breaking hearts and doing it all in the garb of being an a grade loser who keeps his commitments. The over the top moments of the film are forgivable if you look at it as a slapstick comedy and not as a serious movie. The lack of attention to detail like never establishing what sport the female leas plays, or why is the counselling session in an asylum is forgivable as per a slapstick humour movie. Dont get me wrong, I love the movie and I love kangana enough to have watched this movie twice and enjoyed it too. But please, next time, pls try and fix these faults. Let's not override the feminism wave and turn Bollywood's final hope for maturity into a new shithole of senselessness. Cheers! PS: I delayed this review because I'm often biased towards kanagana as she is my fav actress in Bollywood. And I didn't want to put out a review that would be percieved as biased. #bollywood #men #script #review #movie #film #comedy
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Monkeyrating: 8/10

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What is the difference between being Fit and being Healthy? Is there a tradeoff between the two? What are the downsides to pursuing fitness or health as a single entity?
A new chapter from my video blog for

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Monday, June 1, 2015

New York City Art Prints

Artist: Pushkaraj S Shirke
Art Prints available. Digital images available in high res.

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A Compilation of My Fitness Photography Work

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