I took these photos during a very reluctant trip with my family to the countryside in the summer of 2017. They were all taken on the same day, the first two in the morning and the last one in the evening on the return journey.
During the summer receding waters leave empty river beds with unique and distinct patterns each year, the monsoon rains fill up the barren river beds and alters the landscape to complete the cycle. However, the next time the river dries up, the riverbed bears new patterns formed in the ground.
2017 was a pivotal time, with major changes to both the personal and professional aspects of my life. Through these photographs I aim to express the transformation that I was going through personally in the same way the landscape was undergoing through its own seasonal change.
Standing in front of that landscape, as it slowly started raining, I felt the weight of all things which were bearing me down slowly flow away and somewhere in that place I found the vigour and confidence to get back and face the challenges that life had in store for me, things would never be the same for me in the same way the landscape in front of me will never look the same ever again.
These were the only photos that I took that day.

カルティケヤ マンン

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