About Ravimi Photography
Since I was little I have always viewed the world as a magical place where beauty is everywhere. I saw the beauty in the deep blue clouds and tall green trees, but I also saw the beauty in a broken down building and I sometimes caught myself staring at trash cans and how their contents appealed to my aesthetic with its contrasting colors and strange shapes. Because of my different way of seeing the world not many people understood why I was looking at things with such interest and amazement until I started photography.
I've focused my skills in photography on capturing the "soul", the "essence" of my subjects, even the non-living. I started photography recently (around august of 2011) and I hope to continue receiving the wonderful excitement I get from capturing beautiful scenes. Many people now see what I "see" when I look at the world when viewing the pictures, and I hope to continue seeing their smiles as they look at my work.
Why SOOC (straight out of Camera)
Many people have asked me, and others have confronted me, about the reason why I do no post processing of my images (touching them up on Photoshop and light room and other software). The best way I can explain this is through the results I have achieved so far. My images have kept up to my standard, but more than that, I feel that I do not need to change them in any way. It is also part of my personal goal as a photographer to go as far as I can go with this choice I made. I do understand that using these editing software are very important due to the cameras lack of capabilities relative to the computer, but I still have decided against my own use of these tools in my published photography. This does not mean I am against using post processing software for everyone, that is NOT true and I hope that is understood. And when it comes to portraits some people might ask for the removing of the wrinkles and other "imperfections" from the face/body but I am completely against that in my photography. The reason I am against it is because
Your body and its markings are like the mountains that proliferate around this beautiful planet, each is full of cracks and tears, but these "imperfections" are what makes the mountains full of life, full of history, and act as a complete story of the mountains entire existence. These "imperfections" are the things that make me feel the wonder of the human entity.