My Giant.

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
My father was a difficult man to love. But ask anyone who knew him and they’ll tell you he was an equally difficult man to hate. It just wasn’t possible to be angry with him for too long. There was bloody good reason for this. They say to forgive is divine, but from my father I learned that asking for ...

Sounds of the Underground

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
Colombo, 1999 I can still remember the smoky exteriors of the 80 Club down Independence Avenue that night. I was revisiting a place where my late grandfather was once an office bearer. This mean I was forced into the club’s Christmas parties; an annual episode that would eventually end up with me throwing a shit-fit. A large breaded who ...

Single, Mother?

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
Originally published in the Women & Media Collective periodical OPTIONS, in October 2015. The photo essay discusses single motherhood – a cause that hits too close to home. I share my story so that other single mums know they are not alone. And I demand that both state and society acknowledge us and our children. The issue was curated by Dr. Shermal Wijewardena. ——————————— In 2010, Social ...

In Conversation: SURESH DE SILVA

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Originally published in LT Magazine, People feature, September 2015 A crazy diamond. A shooting star. A rider on the storm. Suresh de Silva can be called many things, but the one thing that truly stands out is his boundless talent. He spent the last 15 years as an ad-man, writer and caregiver to the many stray canines who now form ...

The Soul Gallery, Parts IV, V, VI, VII & VIII

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
I never got round to posting the last 5 articles of my column in The Nation titled ‘The Soul Gallery’. I did an 8 part series of interviews with some of the finest creatives souls on the island, unearthing and showcasing their work and process. Parts I, II & III can be found here: Part I – Sunara Jayamanne Part ...

1 2 3 BPM – Let’s BEEP Again!

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Photoshoot for the second edition of 123BPM, this time in Mirissa.  Filed under: Music, Photography, Publicity Tagged: #BEEP, 123BPM, DJ, Electronic Music, Event Photography, Mirissa, Natalie Soysa, Party, Portraits, publicity photogrphs

Collaboration is the Cure

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Suresh De Silva in collaboration with classical baritone, Sanjeev Niles.  On a small island encumbered with politics, one would hope that it could at least escape the world of creativity that ideally shouldn’t tolerate any form of it. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The few instances of fusion and collaboration however, hint at the possibility for artists to cross ...

How is this Development?

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Originally published on Groundviews on 6th January 2014. A few months ago, I travelled to Jaffna. I saw a very different, ‘developed’ Jaffna than the one I had visited just a few years previously in 2011; a mall, 3D cinema, new buildings and many other new developments in the process of construction. The people of Jaffna however, seem to be ...

My interview on YES FM (Nov 2014)

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Here’s YES FM’s #Soundcloud podcast of my interview last Saturday morning on the Big Breakfast with Brian. Filed under: Interviews, Milestones, Photography, Publicity Tagged: Arts in Sri Lanka, Live, Radio, YESFM

My interview on YES FM (Nov 2014)

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
Here’s YES FM’s #Soundcloud podcast of my interview last Saturday morning on the Big Breakfast with Brian. Filed under: Interviews, Milestones, Photography, Publicity Tagged: Arts in Sri Lanka, Live, Radio, YESFM

1 2 3 BPM – Let the beats roll!

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A very fun shoot I did recently, courtesy of the AgenZ with some supercool DJs who will be on the decks at 1 2 3 BPM on Saturday 8th November. Featuring: TypeB Divatronic Muku Atom & Evil TimTim Yazz Carl Muller Alexxo For more information and bookings, contact Avrille at the AgenZ Email: theagenz@yahoo.com Tel: +94 72 224 1174 To view more of ...

1 2 3 BPM – Let the beats roll!

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
A very fun shoot I did recently, courtesy of the AgenZ with some supercool DJs who will be on the decks at 1 2 3 BPM on Saturday 8th November at ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge at OZO in Colombo. Featuring: TypeB – 3.00pm – 4.30pm Divatronic – 4.30 – 6.00 Muku – 6.00pm – 7.30pm Atom & Evil – 7.30pm ...

Monsoon City

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Colombo (October 2014) Galle (October 2014) View full set here.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Colombo, Galle, perspective, Puddle, Rain, Sri Lanka, Street Photography

Monsoon City

In the Lost Queen's Eyes
Colombo (October 2014) Galle (October 2014) View full set here.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Colombo, Galle, perspective, Puddle, Rain, Sri Lanka, Street Photography