Much sought-after for his inimitable concept photography, Subi Samuel’s pictures speak a thousand words, leaving the beholder mesmerised by their sheer brilliance and purity in thought and execution. No wonder he’s the go-to guy for bringing out the best in his favourite subject— photography. He talks us through some of his favourite pictures.
A meticulous planner who leaves nothing to chance, Subi’s photos are the result of a fastidious deliberation on everything down to the minutest detail right from props to backdrops to concepts. With a penchant for digital media, which he likens to an art form, Subi constantly pushes the boundaries of his craft discovering new ideas, thoughts and mediums with fantastic results, which speak for themselves.
Subi shares some of his works with Postnoon.
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A great subject, and brilliant light-and-shadow combine perfectly here in a rare moment. The way the light falls on Nana’s face complements his persona, and truly depicts the kind of entity Nana really is.
I shot this to portray Mr Bachchan’s versatility. The kind of emotions and moods he can depict with every click of the camera is amazing. Sometimes I am tempted to indulge and shoot extra just to see how much he can offer in a shot. It’s sheer magic!
Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar
This was sheer serendipity. I had just finished photographing Shahrukh when Karan happened to visit the studio for a different shoot. We did this on the spur of the moment and the amazing chemistry evident between both these Bollywood powerhouses in this picture is priceless!
Recall value is important for a good picture and Bipasha depicting the tale of a sleeping beauty is one such image that brings in a lot of interest.
We shot this in Chennai very early in the morning. I really appreciate Suriya’s attitude, and the way he conducts himself with the people around him. No starry tantrums whatsoever.
We did this while shooting for Sushmita’s I Am She campaign. What’s there not to love – the depth, the expression, the unusual angle and of course the subject.
We had done an experimental shoot with a visiting foreign make-up and hair styling team. Kangna pushes the envelope. There’s never a dull moment at a shoot with her. I love her attitude to life and her choice of cinema.
She’s someone who’s given to a lot of experimentation, is totally comfortable with the camera and is very hands on. Rekha can carry off absolutely anything with total panache and élan. Working with her makes it so much more fun because of the many creative inputs she brings into the entire process.
I love every picture I’ve shot with Leander. More so because he’s someone I connect with. I love the way he gives to the camera. He’s such a non-celeb celeb; it’s exciting just being with him.
Unlike her usual traditional image, there’s a western side to Sonakshi that looks fantastic if played well. I love the feel of the image. Everything works together in this picture for me.