Shiva Ahuja, a media student at KC College, has chosen an exceptionally challenging topic for his photography project. Inspired by the character of Marla Singer played by Helena Bonham Carter in the 1999 classic Fight Club, Shiva has recreated her entire personality. “I knew the execution of the project will be extremely difficult because Helena’s acting in the movie was marvellous,” says Shiva.
The model, Harnoor Toor, was so amazed by the idea, she took it upon herself to thoroughly research the film to do justice to the legendary role and character. “The biggest problem on set we faced was Harnoor’s long hair. Marla had this rough look to her hair whereas Harnoor’s hair was just the contrary,” says Shiva. Fortunately for him, he had a great team to support his vision. Rachna Dhanrajani did the make-up & hair and Yasasvi Mehta provided all the other assistance he needed while shooting.
There is a certain amount of seriousness required to execute intense topics. It’s about dwelling deep into your subject and giving your best shot. “For me, photography serves as a bridge that links my imagination to reality. The restlessness that persists after I get an idea is resolved only after I research the subject enough and just take my camera to implement it,” he says.
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City Lights is a Bayside Journal initiative to acknowledge a series of student photography projects over ethe next month. The series will depict well-crafted pictures by students keeping in mind the nitty-gritties of photography as a subject. We hope these images will inspire you to explore the field and find your muse to pick up the camera and capture