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Project Brief

Test Shoot

Client

Personal Project

Concept

Portrayal of a fictitious woman who conducts the waves

Credits

Concept, Photography and Editing by Anai Bharucha | Styling and Modelling by Rhea Gupte | Creative Direction by Anai Bharucha and Rhea Gupte

Styling Credits

Gaurav Gupta Ivory Dress | Gaurav Gupta Grey Dress with Mesh and Embellished detail | Amit Aggarwal Metallic Gown | Amit Aggarwal Grey Gown | Gaurav Gupta Ivory Top worn as Dress |Β Satsuki Nakagawa Custom Masks

Famished after a six am call time and digging into our scrambled egg whites, after having successfully finishedΒ a shoot together, was when Anai told me of a concept which had been playing in her mind. Between partially stuffing my face, satisfying my rumbling stomach and hearing her speak, I still remember a little flip of excitement my heart felt when I first heard of The Sea Tamer. It was about a woman residing by the sea, who, much like an orchestra conductor guides and directs the waves to perform for her. Like any other perpetual day-dreamer and lover of all things fantastical, my mind immediately constructed ‘her’ and her demeanour. She who dwells within the ocean, at home with the rocks, the dragonflies, the moon at dawn, the swell and the surge. Most at home amongst a vast expanse of blue, salty-eyed, strong, a mythical soul seen by a few. A rarer sight than the the silver scaled mermaids who sing to her tune.Β With a flick she makes the the waves rise to her melody and makes them fall just as gracefully. Always in control yet forgiving. A gentle spirit with the strength of a tornado within.

I didn’t realise how much my mind had wandered and how many months had passed before the story would turn into reality. Several months later, we began shooting when a full moon was still glistening in the morning sky, swathed in unique concoctions by two of India’s premium risk-taking and art-making designers to make this creature come to life. Personally, for me, a living daydream.





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  1. Absolutely in love with this! I have been following your blog for a while now and this is my absolute favourite shoot you have done so far. So much talent!! love it!
    If you ever find yourself in London/Europe I would absolutely love to collaborate ton a shoot! You have so much talent, and your work really shows it xxx Alice

    1. Hello Alice! Thank you so much for your kind words. I would absolutely love to connect if I am ever travelling to Europe. Do stay in touch! πŸ™‚

  2. this shoot and editing is so amazing! youve given chumbak the perfect essence of yourself! it is absolutely mesmerizing. thankyou for being such a great inspiration! there is no end to how much i love your work!!
    <3