Time, is a wonderful thing. 

Text and Pictures : Tanushree Singh

Passing through its prism, our memories often become more beautiful or poignant, than we could have ever fathomed when in their visible form in the past. 

When we travel, we're compelled to save our dearest memories in the form of photographs, preserving them for moments of reminiscence for later. In one such moment of nostalgia, while poring over hundreds of photographs captured from many of my travels in the past, I saw something in my pictures that I had never noticed before. There were strikingly beautiful similarities and differences in images that didn't really belong to exist side by side; images that were not even of the same geography. Yet, when I put them together, they coalesced beautifully in the most natural way. 

Here's a collection of some diptychs, a combination of two images, I created at the beginning of this year, months and years after my travels in various places across India. 

Time, is a wonderful thing. 

 One of the things that fascinates me about places is how the geography quickly changes every few miles or so, drastically that too. Nagaland and Assam share their border, yet neither has any semblance whatsoever to each other. Here's a visual combination of the two.  Taken at Dzukou Valley, Nagaland and Majuli Island, Assam.

One of the things that fascinates me about places is how the geography quickly changes every few miles or so, drastically that too. Nagaland and Assam share their border, yet neither has any semblance whatsoever to each other. Here's a visual combination of the two. Taken at Dzukou Valley, Nagaland and Majuli Island, Assam.

 It's always wonderful photographing trees. Especially when they're undergoing transition in different seasons. Here's a diptych of two different kinds of trees in a different state of transition,  in Kaladhungi and Nainital, Uttarakhand.   © Tanushree Singh

It's always wonderful photographing trees. Especially when they're undergoing transition in different seasons. Here's a diptych of two different kinds of trees in a different state of transition, in Kaladhungi and Nainital, Uttarakhand.  © Tanushree Singh

 Reminiscent of dreams; and how the more one tries to remember, the more they fade away.  Taken at Majuli Island, Assam and The Living Roots Bridge (Nongriat), Meghalaya.  © Tanushree Singh

Reminiscent of dreams; and how the more one tries to remember, the more they fade away. Taken at Majuli Island, Assam and The Living Roots Bridge (Nongriat), Meghalaya. © Tanushree Singh

 Shades of beautiful transient weathers - a combination of both Spring and Autumn,  in Nainital, Uttarakhand and Majuli Island, Assam.  © Tanushree Singh

Shades of beautiful transient weathers - a combination of both Spring and Autumn, in Nainital, Uttarakhand and Majuli Island, Assam. © Tanushree Singh

 The entrance of two different houses, one  in Shillong, Meghalaya and the other in Kohima, Nagaland;  almost merging together like one. © Tanushree Singh

The entrance of two different houses, one in Shillong, Meghalaya and the other in Kohima, Nagaland; almost merging together like one. © Tanushree Singh

 The twilight hour. Two images portraying how shadow and light come in play at night, making everything look so much more different.  Taken at Pahadganj, Delhi and Dzukou Valley, Nagaland.  © Tanushree Singh

The twilight hour. Two images portraying how shadow and light come in play at night, making everything look so much more different. Taken at Pahadganj, Delhi and Dzukou Valley, Nagaland. © Tanushree Singh

 

 Tanushree Singh is an emerging photographer based out of Delhi. She is currently exploring analog photography and alternative/vintage photographic printing processes and documents most of it on her Instagram.