Nov 04, 2017
A bright sunny day was what it looked like in the morning. I was feeling very lucky because of the designer attached to this shoot and Frame Roots being chosen for this shoot. It was a pretty exciting time for the Frame Roots team as a whole too, because it involved Riya Kodali’s designs and horses!! Yes, Horses!
It was almost afternoon when we reached the location of the shoot. Since, we were very specific about the horses and the trees – thanks to our extremely creative art director Mijo George, we, finally, got to this Jungle in Hessaraghatta, which is 18 kms to the north-west of Bangalore. A scenic beauty is what I would refer to this place as.
Our idea was to photograph the designs in the landscape and have the picturesque view. We had three very beautiful and professional models working with us on set that day – Atul, Veena and Kirti. Riya, being one of the best designers in Bangalore, gave us this big opportunity! She brought us six of her best designs for the shoot! We, also, had with us the very talented make-up artist, Vinoth Raj, who helped the models look exactly how we wanted them to look in front of the camera.
Meanwhile, we started with setting up the shoot – in the wild! It was a thrilling moment for the Frame Roots team. And all of a sudden, it started pouring cats and dogs!! With the rain on and off, we had to pack and unpack three times!! The whole team soaked in rain and frustrated, but we couldn’t go back because of the rarity of opportunities like this. We couldn’t just give up on this shoot yet.
It was almost 6:30 in the evening and the rain finally stopped. We gave ourselves 30 minutes tops for the entire shoot – unpacking, setting up and clicking the photographs! We barely breezed through, but we managed. When we finally got to editing and checking the photographs – we got pictures which were much better than we really anticipated. It was brilliant!!
The way I see it, if we want to see the rainbow, we gotta put up with the rain!
Thanks to our dedicated Frame Roots team, without whom this shoot would’ve been impossible.
Come rain, come snow – we rise together!