Roshni [Light]

On the humid coast of Kerala, India, we continued our Experimental Imaging class with the exploration of light, or roshni in Hindi. Using long exposures and the ambient light of our homestay, we moved bright light from cellphones over our bodies to create images that balanced hard and soft light. Much to the amusement of our hosts and other guests, we spent the evening running around the garden and experimenting with the movement of our bodies and the speed of the illuminating cellphones.

The final image series involved one subject standing in the center of the frame, constantly illuminating her torso with harsh light, while the other subject moved around the frame and quickly illuminated her body to create a circle of almost ephemeral bodies.