Read About An Epic Love Story, Shades of Love, Captured Exceptionally by Niraj Gera
Love moves the world as so has the fantastic work done by Niraj Gera, the renowned photographer and a social activist. After the globally adored photographic series of Acid Attack Survivors, Sacred Transformations, he has done it yet again. His new series talks about a love story that is an exceptional one. And, he named it so well, Shades of Love.
They finally got engaged on the 14th of FebruaryHere’s a glimpse of the photo series, Shades of Love, beautifully captured by the photographer Niraj Gera.
Tears of Nostalgia: The photograph depicts a moment where the survivor nostalgically looks at an old picture of her and wishes to rewind time. There are also survivors who don’t even have a picture to share how they used to look prior to the attack.
Behind the Smile: The photograph symbolically shows the sadness and pain of acid attack survivors which they carry behind their smiles. It is important to take notice of that and help them cope with it.
Holding a Promise – In the photograph are the hands of an acid attack survivor and her soul companion, who has stood by her as her constant. It signifies the promise they hold to make each other’s life more bright and light, come what may, and to never let go of each other, no matter what it takes. It is an expression of their faith and love for each other.
Personally, this is our favourite from the Shades of Love series
Time stands still when I am with you.. The photograph captures a moment of intimacy between an acid attack survivor and her love. There are only a few people who unconditionally love such survivors, overlooking their physical appearance.
Just Love – The photograph speaks loud and clear of their feelings of love & bonding. Such love story is an inspiration for all those who seek true and unconditional love.
When asked as to why did they choose this particular day, Rani says, ‘It is a day of celebrating love and we really love each other. But at the same time, we want to remind the world on this day, that each day spent with our loved ones is valentines day. There are many people out there who think they are unworthy of finding love or being loved, due to their looks and other such factors. I want to tell them all that if I can find love, so can you. Love is beyond beauty of skin.’