Location: Old Town Square, Prague
Point of Contact: Beneath the Old Town Hall Tower
(Aamer Khan, a visual artist, doubles up as Kagan in this visual dream of a piece.)
‘Chakra’ is a Sanskrit word that means ‘disk’ or ‘wheel ‘ and it refers to the energy centres in your body.
For maximum functionality, your chakras need to stay open, or balanced.
If they get imbalanced, you tend to experience physical or emotional distress due to the asymmetry.
The idea behind ‘Chakra’ was to create a balance between the shapes, patterns, symbols and colours captured in the original photograph and to redesign it to a symmetrically aesthetic image that resembles a ‘wheel’ or ‘disk’.
For me, Symmetry is an important element of design when creating an image. The human eye tends to find symmetry wherever it looks, and as a designer, it’s upon you to create the full image.
The original photograph, from which I created the designs for Chakra II, is of a 13th century Astronomical clock in the Old Town Square of Prague (Prague Orloj), which tells the time, provides the date and shows astronomical and zodiacal information. The various components of the clock, work in harmony, as one.
I took inspiration from this idea while designing the art pieces for this series. It was especially challenging to not make it too overwhelming given the details in the picture. Time, after all, is asymmetrical. But I suppose the ‘astronomical’ theme of the original clock has been maintained in this design…
The Camera is Aamer’s first love. Team SHOUT! thought long and hard about featuring this in SURESHOT but these are more than photographs clicked in an instant. They are laboured upon long after that instant has passed. His photographs are edited to enhance their artistic breadth. When he breathes a sigh of relief at what he believes completes them, a viewer is left breathless. This piece was conceived, captured, curated and designed by him. Know more about Aamer Khan and his work here.
DISCLAIMER: The SHOUT! Network welcomes guest posts on its website. The statements, views and opinions expressed within these guest posts are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent those of The SHOUT! Network and its associated writers. Whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, applicability and completeness of the content on the website; no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is given with respect to our guest posts. The SHOUT! Network is neither liable nor responsible to any person or entity for any errors or omissions, or for any offense caused from such content. The copyright in and arising out of guest post belongs to the author alone and any liability with regards to infringement of any rights including intellectual property rights remains with them.
DISCLAIMER: The content on this website is merely an opinion and not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, organisation, company or individual. Nothing contained herein shall to any extent substitute for the independent investigations and sound judgment of the reader. While we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content contained herein, no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is given with respect to the same. The SHOUT! Network is neither liable nor responsible to any person or entity for any errors or omissions, or for any offense caused from such content.
In addition to the above, thoughts and opinions change from time to time… we consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This website is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various topics running around our brains, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not be the same, or even similar, to those we may hold today.
Feel free to challenge us, disagree with us, or tell us we’re completely nuts in the comments section of each piece. The SHOUT! Network reserves the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) – but do SHOUT! with us, if you will.