"The Images From Soul"

 

About Nirmala

 

A reclusive, serious photographer who practices photography as an art form to the core and refuses

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                             " to be put into any category, Nirmala prefers to showcase images which reflect her true nature and are not market- or popular-culture driven. en.

                     "The images come directly from my soul," she says. "I don't know how a series starts and how it ends. I feel my images are a result of karma from earlier lives and deep life experiences from this life. My images are pure and organic. They just come through me." Neermala has a passion for perfection and a deep love for the beautiful art form of photography.

                         " Why can't we collect photography," she asks. "Why can't we find a solution for the problem of fading images? Why can't photographs be preserved and enjoyed for generations like sculptures and canvas paintings?"                         
                                                                 " Here, she offers bespoke, premium, exclusive, and fine art photos, hand printed in precious metals like gold and platinum, which can be proudly passed on from generation to generation like a treasured family heirloom. Her 'Luminous' and 'Polka Dots' series are available in both Platinum and Gold in sizes of 5x7, and 10x12.


On Luminous and Polka Dots

 

Nirmala's images are a serious visionary display of what lingers in the mind after a moving, exhilarating Life Experience when words cease to exist They are some sedate incarnations of life's intricate theories Expressed so simply, so easily, so purely Without any preposterousness, so subtly and so surreally.
A glance at the imagery and sensitive creativity of Neermala Savadekar Is convincing enough to assert her easy visualisation of this difficult art.

I think that this cascade represents the outcome Of her conscious dedication to this absorbing art-form.
These images can only be describes as a very artistic, visual trail of Dancing rhythms , harmonies and spontaneous notes Emanating from the circle of time.

After so long, I have seen such subtle expression of alternating shapes of Darkness and the bright streaks of light illuminating the senses Through the presentation entitled 'Luminous' Her second series 'Polka Dots' too demonstrates her bearing Towards a playful, urban display of style and fashion.

Polka Dots shows numerous nuances of the basic concept, They are so deeply related to diverse notions in our culture, Our dance forms, our poetic instincts and Our whole world of imagination.
These impressions created with due respect to earlier stalwarts And to all these notions, are just free and fresh realisations by Neermala.

All these unique forms dwelling beyond the realm of words Are born through a technique lost long ago in the sands of time.

And they render an amazing radiance like classic regal attire To each image in this enthralling sequence.
Connoisseurs of art will no doubt discover new possibilities, new expressions New sounds and new modulations in Neermala's impressive endeavour.

Am sure this string of images will seriously contribute to Prominently expose the invisible and obscure gaps In this very abstract manifestation of art.
This gallery should certainly provide an enriching experience To all lovers and viewers of neo photo art.                                                                                                   By - Jayant Joshi –

Translated from Marathi by Ajit Thakur.
See Marathi Writeup

Professional Felicitations

 

1) Honoured by Yuva Bharati, a youth organization on International Women's Day for 'Contribution as a Woman Photographer'
2) Felicitated with trophy for 'Successful Woman Entrepreneur, and for excellent services in the field of Photography', by Rotary Club of Pune South, Rotary International district 3130

Permanent Collection

 

1) Centre for Photography at Woodstock, NY, USA, loaned to Samuel Dorsky Museum, USA.
2) In the private collection of an US-based creative photograph collector .
3) Clampart, USA.
4) Connecticut Photographics, USA.

Testimonials

 

Sujit Patwardhan:

Nirmala's special gift is her eye for the graphic quality in the Photograph. This is something that cannot be taught.. The Photographer has to develop it on his/her own and it is more to do with "seeing " than "doing ". One can learn all the skills and techniques of handling the camera through practice but the capacity to see graphic quality in a scene or subject comes only through sensitivity and emotional inputs that lie beyond technical skills of using the instrument. This is why to do Fine art Photography the artist has to develop a perception, the understanding of form of a Sculptor and the ease of language and vocabulary of writer. These qualities are not unique .One sees them in the work of sensitive Photographers like Ashwin Mehta, Raghu Rai, Ansel Adams ,or Cartier Bresson but rarely in someone as young as Nirmala Savadekar


Santosh Padhi:

 

Being a woman , Nirmala has taken care of her images like a mother takes care of her babies.And since she takes so much pain to create them and give them a character, her pictures don't say a thousand words ,they say much more .After all, most all creative people do different things , but incase of Nirmala She does things differently .


My History

 
1996
Solo Photo Exhibitions
- Shadows and Unseen Rain, 1996, National Centre for Performing Arts, Piramal Gallery, Mumbai: Shadow as a theme with matching quatrains of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi
2000
Forlorn Abstracts, 2000, NCPA, Piramal Gallery, Mumbai: The beauty in abandoned objects
2002
Emotional Response, 2002, Malaka Spice, Pune: Continuation of above exhibition
2004
Neo, 2004, Vaishwik Art Environment, Pune: Extension of above two exhibitions
1994 - 2004


Group Art Photography Shows Photography Guild of India shows, Mumbai 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
1) Photography Guild of India shows, Mumbai 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2) Amorphous Circle, Pune, 2004
3) Bombay Art Society, Mumbai, 2004
4) Group show at Brighton Photo Biennale 3rd October to 13th Nov 2008, Brighton, UK: Display of chrysotype gold processed archival quality photos.
5) Chiropoesis, 29th September to 11th October 2009: www.cranekalmanbrighton.com/exhibitions/chiripoesis
2002
Special Mention
1) Certificate of Participation, Humanity Photo Award 2002, UNESCO Photography Competition
1996
CEAD (Creative Acclaim & Excellence in Advertising and Design) Awards in Advertising Photography
1) 2nd Prize, trophy and certificate – Mudra calendar, 1996

2) 3rd Prize, trophy and certificate – 1996

3) 2nd Prize, trophy and certificate -1997

4) 3rd Prize, certificate – 1998

5) Gold 1st Prize, trophy, – Mudra calendar, 2003

6) Gold 1st Prize, trophy – Sumashilp, 2003

7) Bronze 3rd Prize, certificate – K.K. Nag Ltd, 2003

8) Best Portrait Lighting 1st Prize by Photoquip - dealer for Elinchrom flashlights.
 
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