Photography in Red

The Theyyam Dancer in Red from Kerala

Photography in the Color Red

Red is a color that is strongly defined in the human civilisation. .

Red is emotive,

Red is dangerous,

Red is sexy

Red is Godly

Red is Evil

As many interpretations are possible depending on the civilisation you are born in.  In India, the color red is significant for it goes to state the raison d’etre of this earth. Birth and Death. The red of the blood signifies the living and the existing. It becomes a symbol of fertility and anything red thereafter attains the primal throes of the Hindu philosophy of existence. Red adorns the foreheads of the Indian woman, sometimes the hands and the feet to mark the fertility rites and red then becomes a mark of a religion. One is born unto this earth for only one reason and that is to continue the human race. Fertility is the dominant theme that defines Hindusim and its Gods.

So here is to Red. From Gods in Red, Ferraris in Red to Women in Red

The Theyyam Dancer from Kerala
The Theyyam Dancer in Red

 

 

 

Dancing in Red
Dancing in Red
Another Theyyam Dancer
Another Theyyam Dancer
Trance Times
Trance Time in Red
Theyyam at NIght in Kannur
Theyyam at NIght in Kannur
Hypnosis, Trance and The Man in a Red Garland with the Very Large Blade
Hypnosis, Trance and The Man in a Red Garland with the Very Large Blade
The Guard's Red Rain Shelter at Kala Akademy, Panjim , Goa
The Guard’s Red Rain Shelter at Kala Akademy, Panjim , Goa
Panaji, Goa - It aint Heavy, It Is Empty and It Will Be On The Bus
Panaji, Goa – It aint Heavy, It Is Empty and It Will Be On The Bus
Racing in Red
Racing in Red
Red Red Strawberry
Red Red Strawberry
Red is Sexy
Red is Sexy
A Red Portfolio for the Missy With Ersatz Boobs
A Red Portfolio for the Missy With Ersatz Boobs
The Girl in Red and more Blings at the Goa Carnival
The Girl in Red and more Blings at the Goa Carnival
Red Sunset in Kerala
Red Sunset in Kerala
Iconography of the Fertility Rites of India
Iconography of the Fertility Rites of India
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20 thoughts on “Photography in Red

    1. Thanks for liking the presentation on “red”
      All the photos have been shot in India in different places like Kerala and Goa. Most of the dance ones are from a form called Theyyam that is practiced in North Kerala.
      let me know any specific photograph, would be glad to give you the exact geo status

  1. I was recently talking about red elsewhere. RED is perceived by the vast majority of cultures around the world as the colour of power. Seconded only to black, it is THE most used colour in marketing. As a commercial artist, there is no way that I could ever ignore these facts. It is because of these facts why I deliberately made my company logo all RED on black. It . . . stands . . . out.

    I love your work. There’s always remarkable photography coming out of India.

    1. Thanks for your lovely words.

      Yes Red is powerful symbolism all over the culutures. In India it denotes vitality and procreation.

      Great to see your red logo

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