Ashima Narain@ashimanarain

http://www.ashimanarain.com/

For those of you who ask me what is in my camera bag- now you know! Pudin Hara! I don’t leave home without it! Thanks @shotkit for featuring me. @sonyalphain


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I have never known what I look like what I shoot, and maybe I was better off! Thanks @pramod1113 for the photos!
#photographeronatractor #farming #india #tractor #photographerinadoodhipatch #sonyalphain


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Great to read about the fantastic work being done by women photographers around the world. And very nice to read my interview in French! Thank you @f.arlandis
http://www.slate.fr/story/157678/huit-femmes-photographes-images-carriere @slatefrance
#womenphotograph #womenphotographers


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19. Poof! There was silence that she had never longed for until a minute ago. Phew! Her spell had worked! “Hmmm, I guess my correct to incorrect magic ratio is 1:2, not too bad for a four and a half year old,” she thought. She was not afraid of appreciating her own skills.
20. As she swung the boy-duck-boy-unicorn-boy-who-vanished-into-thin-air-because-of-her-spell’s golf club, she was grateful for the solitude, and realised that she really did need to be more careful what she wished for, as it might actually come true! THE END!
Thank you for reading my serialised Instagram photo story! X ———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see my previous posts!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least.
This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative


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16. WAAAAHHHH!!!!! A loud wail pierced through the air. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear,’ the princess muttered under her breath. The brightly clothed boy, who had til quite recently been a duck, had now been turned into a unicorn. Quite a pretty one in fact.
17. He took a brief moment to check out his newly acquired golden locks, but they did not provide long term consolation.
18. What a day, the princess thought. Being helpful is exhausting! With that she muttered her last spell for the day. ————————————
This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least.
This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative


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13. The princess approached the tunnel, and slowly crept in. Everything was dark. 
14. She called to the boy. She explained she came in peace and for the prospect of play.
15. He was terrified, and he pushed her aside and ran out. ‘Wait!’ She shouted. I was just trying to make your golf club smaller for you. Look, I will show you. Encouraged by her recent magical triumph, she closed her eyes and concentrated once again.
———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least.
This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative -------------------------------


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11. When she opened her eyes, she was extremely relieved that the spell had worked. He was back to being the floppy-haired boy in brightly colored clothes. But the boomerang metamorphosis had scared him, and he was entering a dark tunnel to hide from her! She had to get him back.
12. The little ex-duck kept a look out from inside the tunnel. Who is this girl? And what does she want from me? He remembered his bedtime stories of hungry witches with boiling cauldrons and trembled. ———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least.
This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative


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8. As she watched him she felt he might need a smaller club. She wanted to help him. She thought it may make him like her, and then she would have someone to play with everyday. So she closed her eyes and cast a spell. 
9. Oh no! She really needed more magic practice! The boy was now a duck, and he did not look happy at all. 
10. No, not one bit! She had to turn him back! ———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least.
This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative


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6. In the distance she saw a boy with floppy hair and unnecessarily bright clothes trundling along on a duck-mobile! Or was it a pelican-mobile? The anatomical features of the bird were imprecise, making the species unidentifiable. "That is slightly annoying", she thought. But on the bright side, here was someone to play with! And look! He was carrying a golf club!
7. She was so excited she hopped onto her trampoline and jumped with glee. ———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least. With limited input from my children I wrote a sweet short story and got the costumes, but silently and non-violently, my children, all of 4.6, 3 and 1.8 years embarked on a non-cooperation movement that would have made Gandhi proud. I pleaded, threatened and wept til they let me shoot some pictures of them for 20 minutes. Then they pleaded, threatened and wept for me to stop. So without further ado, here is my first children’s photo story, which bears no resemblance to the original script, but shot by me as things unfolded, and directed by the will of the Spacie children.

This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative -------------------------------


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5. But wait, she could hear something... ———————————— This is a continuation of a story, please see previous post, and the next one too!

I have been toying with the idea of a children’s Instagram photo-story for a while, and thought it would be a fun activity to do with my children - creating and enacting a story together. It was an optimistic plan to say the least. With limited input from my children I wrote a sweet short story and got the costumes, but silently and non-violently, my children, all of 4.6, 3 and 1.8 years embarked on a non-cooperation movement that would have made Gandhi proud. I pleaded, threatened and wept til they let me shoot some pictures of them for 20 minutes. Then they pleaded, threatened and wept for me to stop. So without further ado, here is my first children’s photo story, which bears no resemblance to the original script, but shot by me as things unfolded, and directed by the will of the Spacie children.

This is an Instagram experiment, so I will be posting parts of the story sequentially though the next few days. Serial publishing of narrative fiction - just like Charles Dickens did in newspapers in the 19th century, I will do on Instagram in the 21st century!! ;-) #princess #fairytales #shotoniphone #iphonex #instagramexperiment #indiaphotoproject #mumsjustwanttohavefun #2daughtersandason #maybeonedaytheywillappreciateit #children #sairaspacie #jahanaraspacie #samarspacie @natgeocreative
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