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July: Art to Inspiration

I'm beside myself that Sups from Chevrons & Éclairs has chosen one of my photographs for this month's A2I!

I thought I'd give a bit of background to this image, which is one from a series I shot for Aarti when she was starting up her yoga company, 'Healing Yoga with Aarti'

I love this quote from her practice:

 "Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way" - Swami Vishnudevananda

Aarti was looking for yoga photos that weren't conventional (ie. sun-set-silhouette-type shots) but more of something organic with interesting body shapes and unique backdrops.  She was really open-minded so we tried some really cool things, like this shot of her in her beautiful lehenga out on the skating rink at the Harbourfront Centre across from our condo and the CN Tower in Toronto. Here, some other shots from her shoot.

Thank you Sups for choosing one of my pieces for this month's Art To Inspiration!

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Reader Comments (10)

She has an infectious smile.

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July 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

She does! :)

July 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

These photos are amazing, Smita! I love that you wanted to try something unconventional for her photos. They turned out beautifully, and I feel like you really capture Aarti's love for life and yoga in these photos... I feel like they are just radiating warmth and happiness, even in the snow! The one in the grocery store is really fun, too!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClare

These photos are all beautiful, so difficult to choose one. I'm glad we got to feature you!! {putting together the album now}!

Wow congrats Smita!!! That is a beautiful photograph! Unfortunately I missed the deadline for this art to inspiration since I was away :(

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon Spring

Congratulations! Totally deserving...these shots are amazing. I especially love that first one...just perfect.

Gah...I can't gush enough. I LOVE these.

July 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClair

These photos are so amazing, Smita! I looked at them all several times through. Love!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Those are gorgeous pictures; I particularly like the one on the ice rink. She must have been freezing

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

Wow - congratulations Smita! This is a fabulous image, I love the unconventional setting and your great eye for composition. My other favourite image from that stunning series is the one you took in the food shop, in front of oll those colourful fruits. Great work!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartina Egli

Thanks so much everyone! I don't know how she did the skating rink one, it was so windy and cold! She radiates WARMTH I guess! :)
I enjoyed the grocery shop one, too, it was just a different idea! Much appreciated for the comments everyone!

August 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterSmita

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