N. Sukumar, APSA  

Masked Couple by N. Sukumar, APSA

September 2020 - Masked Couple

September 2020 - N. Sukumar, APSA

Original 1

September 2020 - N. Sukumar, APSA

Original 2

September 2020 - N. Sukumar, APSA

Original 3

About the Image(s)

This is a composite of three images taken over 20 years apart. The first two are of my wife Sunanda holding up a peacock feather fan in 1999. The third is a self-portrait from last month holding up a Jarawa mask. (The Jarawa are a tribe who have lived in the Andaman Islands for 55,000 years and still live very much as they always have). Desaturated the background in the third image before compositing and readjusted color balance in the skin tones. Finally added the frame.

5 comments posted

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Sure like the concept here......very clever and well executed but the border is over the top ! ??   Posted: 09/05/2020 13:47:21

Marcus Miller   Marcus Miller
Great idea. I feel you can connect with the subjects behind their masks. I find the image is tight in the frame and suggest a larger canvas.   Posted: 09/07/2020 13:11:10

Snehendu Kar   Snehendu Kar
I love the image and the idea well executed. I would have liked to see the right eye (from the original -2) in the final image and the frame too dominating.   Posted: 09/11/2020 18:39:39

Jianfu Pan   Jianfu Pan
Excellent composite work. Crop seems tight and the pink red color near the cheek on the right seems not matching well.   Posted: 09/22/2020 18:40:58

Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
Fascinating image. I find it rather eerie, makes me want to look over my shoulder to see if anyone's watching me, I agree with other comments re the frame, but I do like the close crop.   Posted: 09/24/2020 02:42:22


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