The first thing that comes to your mind once you are in Sikkim is: “Wow… this is not India at all!”. This fascinating melting pot of Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian culture is really eye-catching and in my opinion, it deserves to be observed from an original and aesthetic point of view.
In my last attempts of incorporating new elements to my photography projects, I decided to stick with the mantra: “less digital, more manual”. Therefore, it was the time to use my fractal lenses —a set of 3 glass prismatic filters and a prism— that transform what you see into an unexpected image. I decided that Sikkim is a perfect place to have them tested.
Playing with fractal lenses requires you to drift away from the rules and habits that you usually follow looking for a perfect shot. Once you clear your mind of all those limitations, the result is highly rewarding – the addictive game of lights, reflections, clarity, fractals, and color spectrums.
The results are great regardless of whether you apply fractals to portrait photography, capturing landscapes or daily routines. For the final icing, while post editing I used a Fujifilm PRO 400H effect to enhance an old-time look.