Break Free

Hey beautiful people.

I recently collaborated with Mohit Kapil , a photographer/cinematographer/director based in New Delhi who was on a break and exploration in Goa . He wanted to do a  conceptual contemporary photo shoot on the beach wearing minimal clothing and make up . So he decided on doing 2 series  , one with a plain white shirt and secondly with a flowy  garment . The second series will be up soon right after this blog post.

I agreed on doing it, since it was entirely a different and a unique concept for me. I always wanted to do a contemporary shoot but never got that right photographer who would  help me put across this concept through pictures. I am always up for new concepts and new ideas , especially when its relating to fashion or photography, I try to make it a point to add creativity in my shoots , which takes a lot of efforts in pitching out the concept to few of the photographers being here in Goa .

Rhea Gupte is one such Photographer and a conceptual artist who inspired me to make sure,  I did a photo shoot like this at least once. You can read more about her work here –

What do I know about the term  “contemporary” – A general category for photography from the 1970s onward. Over the past few decades, the medium has been defined by new technologies and formats, among the most important being color photography, digital manipulation, and large-scale printing techniques. Contemporary photographers often use these developments to present new perspectives on traditional subjects and compositions for example expansive, deadpan views of nature, portraits of subjects from the fringes of society. There is also a recurring blurring of the division between documentary and fiction. However, Mohit’s concept is a part of Contemporary Photography ,  in these photographs , Mohit’s execution was somewhere between portraiture and fine art.  In his mind , he wanted to create mood boards where as a model I created various looks and we improvised during the photo shoot . His body of work was mainly focused on creating images between dream & reality . In the pictures below you might have noticed that my eyes are shut, according to Mohit it’s the best way to connect with someone.


I haven’t stressed much on the clothing because the focus was on the mood and the photography , however I did put some efforts in styling considering the location, obviously something loose and minimal would suit the aura and a location like this .

It’s always great to learn something new and then share that knowledge you have. Learning new things is one thing but continuing to know more proves that it interests you which is very important as that’s something you willingly research upon .

Being in Goa you’re open to very few things , where as once you step in Mumbai you know how the real world works out there . It takes years and years for people in Goa to get used to something. Many things have begun in the other states but but yet to begin in Goa . There are so many developments , ideas , concepts , creativity in the city of dreams but people in my state are still not aware of it yet. For example Blogging industry and digital marketing  begin years back, but it has just emerged here in Goa. You can do many things here but what matters is the amount and time taken by people to get adapted to it.

And here we come to and end of the first series , I’ll have my second series posted soon on the blog until then keep following me on Instagram to stay updated.

Have a lovely week ahead.




Shruti Haldankar

From the beautiful land of sun, sand and sea, Goa. I've recently completed my Bachelor in Business Administration and earned a BBA degree, I've been fashion blogging for a couple of years now and try to dedicate as much time as possible to my part time passion.


  1. That is a beautiful post you have out there. You are doing well and here is part of the recognition that people from afar come down looking forward to collaborate with you. Go well.

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