About the Artist
Rama is a Professional Photographer. she is also a Digital and Traditional medium Artist. She retired last year from teaching photography and digital software at ACC.She has Published 2 books. Austin East of I 35 and Charioteer of Life.She professionally photographs various construction projects and Interior and exterior projects. She experiments with image transfers on various substrates and dables in alcohol ink art.Rama is a Nomad at heart and has extensively travelled around the world. She loves all artforms. Enjoys eclectic music, sings Indian Classical Music, knows Indian classical dance. She has acted in 2 full length Indian Plays in English in Austin.She plans to pursue her artistic career irrespective of numbers that are counted as age!
Life is a brilliant, beautiful, and exquisitely vibrant Journey!I am a proud Austinite - the hip town of Texas!In my professional photographer mode, I am happy to capture “that moment” - the essence of the subject, invoking an emotional response from my viewers.But capturing "that moment" in my Painter mode - now that is a new challenge! It took a lot of non-joyous introspection and self-analysis to reach my 'aha' moment in Painting. The realization is, I have to adapt my photographer's eye for detail, merge it with my emotional artist's eye for feeling, to paint “that moment”. I do Traditional and Digital paintings.This challenge has transformed the way I paint and photograph today. I try to abstract shapes, color, texture, and light to evoke "that feeling" and express " that emotion" in my images. I am now deconstructing my old photographs and turning them into abstract forms. It is great to be a professional photographer, capturing commercial products, architectural interiors, and Exteriors, with my cameras over 3 decades. In my travels around the world, I have photographed a smorgasbord of people, cultures, and fascinating lives in over 50 countries. I have showcased my work in art galleries and gratified to be complimented on the quality of my work! My other life interests are - singing Indian Classical music, acting and making jewelry for relaxation. I am active in various social conscious activities. It has been a long, winding and pleasurable path to reach my goal and the journey continues. I am at an equilibrium, attaining a sense of peace with my work. I have successfully published 2 photo booksAustin East of I 35 -first of its kind contemporary book on East Austin Charioteer of Life - Everyday women of the world being the charioteers of life