As part of Travel and Culture Photography, Here is the beautiful photo series made on Kathakali Artiste by our author.

“ The objective behind an art is capturing one’s heart ”

In the world of art it is believed that Kathakali originated from Krishnanattam a dance dedicated to Lord Krishna’s life and activities . This was created by Zamorin of Calicut Sri. Manavedan Raja during 1585 – 1658 – AD.  The term of Kathakali is derived from katha (Sanskrit) which means story or a conversation of a traditional tale, and kali which means performance and art.

Here are the photographs of an artiste how he gets ready for an act.

Applying the necessary
Final touch up
Gashing the character
A psychological approach
Taking the lead
Capturing the viewers’ mind
Sudden leap of moves

About Author

photograph of harikrishna oHarikrishna O is here from Aranmula, Kerala. The love for photography in his life is more than one could ever imagine. He likes to go out, explore every where in nature and take good snapshots. In his words, “Photography is something that is included in my blood and until that flow stops I am going to to do for the rest of my life”. He has completed his Professional diploma in art of Photography from Creative hut institute of Photography, Kerala, India.

Harikrishna O. Aranmula, Kerala. 

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