India Song

After a life-changing journey to Rajasthan in 2008, artist Karen Knorr wanted to celebrate the visual richness found in the fables, myths and stories of northern India using sacred and secular sites to highlight the caste system, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. Interiors of palaces, mausoleums, and holy sites were photographed with a large format camera and a variety of animals were photographed separately in sanctuaries and zoos. Knorr combined the two elements, fusing high resolution with analogue photography. The result is an impressive and spellbinding series I hope to see in person someday.

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  1. ana wrote:

    Definitely see in person!

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    11.16.11
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  2. Nomadic D. wrote:

    Wow. I think I’m in love.

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    11.16.11
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  3. Nomadic D. wrote:

    Amazing. Like a dream world. I think I’m in love.

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    11.16.11
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  4. Love the peacock in the turquoise room!!

    11.16.11
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  5. Nikki wrote:

    Spellbinding indeed — I never would have known that the animals were shot seperately than the castle settings. This series of photographs is absolutely magical and I can only imagine how much more amazing they will be in person. Stunning!

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  6. These pictures are gorgeous…the peacock is my fave. So calming…

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  7. Jessie wrote:

    what an absolutely beautiful setting. i would kill to go to india some day!
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  8. Lisa wrote:

    Wow that is truly amazing and beautiful! the way the colors pop is so mesmerizing!
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  9. These are breathtaking! Especially the deer & peacock ones, just beautiful! The rest of her work is equally amazing too.

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  10. Ryann wrote:

    These are amazing. India has always been fairly far down on my list of dream destinations, but I think it just moved up a few notches…

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  11. Elisa wrote:

    wow, these are amazing! what a brilliant idea, great composition.

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  12. Annie wrote:

    Gorgeous photographs – the colours are out of this world! What an interesting, beautiful and meaningful compilation.
    xxAnnie
    http://www.thestyleshift.com

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  13. Svenja wrote:

    great idea, like in a dream! (:

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  14. SUPER pretty photos!

    XO Charlotte
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  15. marina wrote:

    GREAT pics!!!
    ::D

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  16. Sveva wrote:

    Wow great photos!

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  17. OMG this is absolutely incredible. I love it. thank you for sharing, love your art posts.

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  18. These rooms are absolutely mindblowing. I especially love the green one with the elephant molding!

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  19. M L Shannon wrote:

    The photos are incredible. The colors and patterns are mind stirring. Beading here we come.

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  20. Zane wrote:

    wow beautiful, adore the colors and overall concept

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  21. Paolita wrote:

    How perfectly done and gorgeous results, great collection of images.
    BerryHaute

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  22. maketea42 wrote:

    stunning.

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  23. Charity wrote:

    so ethereal…

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  24. Chelle wrote:

    Wow! Amazing!

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  25. Chris wrote:

    Interesting pics glad I found this.

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  26. fabulous picture ,great ,and i will continnue follow your post ….

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  27. amazing, actually breathtaking…………..love it x

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  28. DC2NY wrote:

    I’m so inspired by textures. You,girls, must be just as obsessed with textures as I do!!
    And the animals look so good on that background.
    I’m your big fan, so I try checking out every post.

    Meanwhile, my new cool post is here:
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    11.17.11
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  29. Rachel wrote:

    Those are packed with such strong visual elements. So incredible they must be quite the treat to see in person.

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  30. These pictures just made my day:) So beautiful and peaceful, I could look at those interiors and textures all day!

    11.19.11
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  31. waterfloor wrote:

    Reminds me to dig out my old photos of India… but as for the actual work being done here, you can really tell the animals were shot separately, and it’s a bit jarring.

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  32. zee wrote:

    those are fantastic! I love all of the global art you guys post on this blog, because those are incredible! Makes me wanna go to india

    11.19.11
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  33. Rachel wrote:

    That is stunning. The spindly-legged birds are my favorite.

    11.27.11
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  34. Hyde wrote:

    This reminds me of Doug Aitken’s Migration:

    http://hydeordie.com/tagged/Migration

    11.28.11
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  35. Akhilesh wrote:

    Just an FYI….

    The animals in all the pics are fake and have been inserted over the original pics.

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  36. Akhilesh wrote:

    srry ….. didnt read the description…on the top of the page

    1.5.12
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  37. These are phenomenal. So inspirational whenever you so nature combined so peacefully with design and architecture. There is something so whimsical about it!

    Please stop in and see my art! I am an artist/designer and do a lot of portrait work… this is so inspiring!

    Stop by an see my work!
    xoxo
    Jessica Rae

    http://www.jessicaraesommer.blogspot.com
    http://www.lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com

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  38. Xeana wrote:

    Unusual and memorable photos!

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  39. Mark wrote:

    Weak Photoshop work.

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