A new beginning : Onam, 2018

The year 2018, will be etched in our memories forever, especially for the people of our state Kerala, India. Kerala is still trying to come in terms with the floods and land slides that claimed hundreds of lives and displaced lakhs of people across the state. The state has never witnessed any natural calamity of this magnitude. We saw people of all walks of life coming together to help and support all our brothers affected by this calamity irrespective of caste, creed, religion and believes. And this  itself, is the essence of Onam.

Usually Onam is marked by 10 days of unlimited celebrations. Starting from Atham, celebrations culminate to reach its peak on the 10th day, celebrated as Thiruvonam. But this year, this Onam, is going to be the Onam of rebuilding , Onam of sharing and Onam of new beginnings. I urge each and everyone reading this page to contribute generously to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund ( https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in ).

This Onam is also a new beginning for my long cherished dream of setting up my studio space. As the work is in progress, I took up my first fully independent professional shoot with a professional model. We decided to divide the shoot into two phases, one, an Onam themed indoor shoot and the other, we are still finalising on the theme and style. Anyways, we did the Onam shoot during the first week of August, 2018 at my home premises itself.

We would like to let you know that if you have already donated or willing to donate to the CM's Relief Fund, we are offering you a chance for a free Portrait Sessions from Rahul Devakumar's Creative Media Studio. All you have to do is, donate and share us the details to get the portrait session ( Email us the details at photography.rahulsd@gmail.com. ). You can also share this with your friends who are interested in photography.

Wishing you & your family a happy and prosperous Onam.

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Rahul Devakumar
Creative Media Studio

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