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Ravindra Ranasinghe

Ravindra Ranasinghe
Award Winning Professional Photographer

Ravindra Ranasinghe says that “photography is not only a passion, but an art where you find the ‘un-findable’ in common places.” He unveils the world as it is through his personal perspectives through the lens of his camera.

Ravindra’s entry into this photography profession was accidental as he submitted a photo from a cyber shot camera to the 54th Photographic Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) where it got accepted. Being a part of the PSSL and also the Lionel Wendt Photography Society, he learned the skills of photography that are rendered into his masterpieces today. His captures were also recognized and awarded at the Federation International de L’Art Photographique.

Living amidst the rat race of life, Ravindra empathizes with the viewers of his photography and tries to capture the value and serenity of human relationships in a therapeutic manner. He incorporates a variety of color palettes into his photography to empathize with the world, and visualizes it beautifully and expressively.

His dependence on sunlight and ‘light’ highlights his great enthusiasm in playing around with light and shadow to dramatize the portrayal of his subjects.

Ravindra’s photographs are characterized with his personal observations and myriad perceptions of people, places and common place activities that create a unique impact. They transform the art of standard photography into a uniquely expressive and emotional form, while it also rejuvenates the eyes with fresh and rich color.

The depth of human emotion and its impact on humankind is made to contend with unique emotional moments in Ravindra’s surroundings. These graphically striking images, allow the beauty of humanity to unveil itself. His photography is enhanced by his skill at manipulating an image to speak a thousand words and to engross the viewer into the emotion it conveys.

The intricate details, of man and nature’s relationship creates a photograph strongly rooted in meticulousness, expression and emotion.

Ravindra uses the knowledge of his photography courses, experience and critical feedback to strive for self- improvement. He focuses his efforts and his camera lens find something unique in every setting and has photographed tsunami affected villages in Sri Lanka, the districts of Batticaloa, Jaffna, Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka and even Rajasthan in India.

Ravindra’s relationship with his camera relies on inspiration from a vast range of subjects, while his work connotates the power and timelessness of humanity.

He captures feeling, expression and emotion that the naked eye cannot see or the unfeeling heart cannot feel, as he freezes precious moments in time and expresses their warmth and value.

Ravindra Ranasighe’s work explores detail that describe the essential harmony within nature and humanity. Instead of looking at a mother holding a child in its still form, he sees the power of a mother’s love for her child. It’s this emotional connection that makes this photography unique and artistically revolutionary!

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  • Ancient Wonders

    Ancient Wonders


    A significant historical monument of Sri Lanka, here stands the ruins of the “Atadage”, which housed the tooth relic of Buddha back in the day, and was constructed by an ancient ruler of Sri Lanka, King Vijayabahu. The word ‘Ata’ refers to eight, which could relate to the fact that this monument once housed eight relics including the main tooth relic.

    Erected on 54 stone pillars, the photographer aims to portray the majesty of a monument that hails from an ancient era. The tooth relic was said to have been placed on the second floor, while a granite staircase once replaced the faintly visible ruined steps, to grant access to the tooth relic.

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  • Angelic Physique

    Angelic Physique


    Portrayed here is a troupe of dancers, poised in perfect precision. Led by their majestic leader clad with wings of glory, the photographer aims to capture a surreal moment in time when the dancers are captured in harmonious unison.

    The white fumes of smoke surrounding the dancers are further enhanced by the UV lighting that creates hues of blue. Prancing in a delicate harmony, the dark silhouettes of the dancers are contrasted against the white net in their hands, thus creating a mystic portrayal of unity on the dance floor.

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  • Three Compadres

    Three Compadres


    Through this creation you will be able to enjoy a colorful coastal landscape setting decorated with the bright colors of three fishing boats docked side by side just as three companions would sit by each other’s side on the shore. The tall palm trees lining the shore are set against a bright blue sky boasting of an artistic array of clouds that remind the viewer of the mesmerizing beauty of a tropical coast on a bright sunny day.

    This creation will make a perfect addition to any part of your home and immediately take your thoughts away to such a coast that eagerly waits to welcome visitors to its shores.

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  • Disciplined Procession

    Disciplined Procession


    A beautiful picture of a procession of Buddhist clergy dressed in different shades of yellow and orange, walking downhill on a paved road. The photograph has been taken at an angle that compliments the direction in which they are travelling and thereby the featured subjects are spread exactly across the frame from corner to corner.

    The different shades of their robes positioned randomly in a line bring a creative uniform of bright color against the background.

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  • Peaceful Serenade

    Peaceful Serenade


    Portraying that music is indeed the food of the soul, the photographer has so ably captured the emotions of the dancers camouflaged within shades of green.

    Artfully swaying to the beat of the music, here is a unique take on a peaceful serenade of a troupe of young dancers. Enveloped within the soothing tones of the music, the troupe of dancers are thus captured transforming into a cohesive team who are united in mind, soul & body.

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  • Floating Market

    Floating Market


    The creator has portrayed streaks of colorful lights dangling on the floating market, thus creating a myriad of colors. Capturing a range of reds and oranges in shades of color, it is a photograph that captures the essence of a rainbow that cuts through the darkest night.

    The photographer has, also, so ably captured every single reflection of the many lights cascading along the walls, to create an illusion of lights that in return light up the waters beneath. As perceived by its creator, here is a true reflection of rays of hope that can brighten the darkest of nights.

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  • Majestic Splendor

    Majestic Splendor


    A majestic elephant is captured by the photographer climbing down the steps of the temple of the tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. A symbol of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, the elephant is adorned in all its glorious splendor. Carrying the sacred tooth relic on its back, here is a moment in time where this majestic beast is treated with reverential awe.

    The Temple of the tooth is a revered temple of worship due to its hosting the tooth relic of Buddha. Situated in the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, it is a place of worship for locals and a hugely popular tourist attraction for foreigners. Captured here is a side view of this monument that showcases a little bit of its former prehistoric glory

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  • Hoisted over Breaking Wav..

    Hoisted over Breaking Wav..


    An action photo of fisherman on stilts as they sit hoisted above the breaking waves to catch their prize. The picture shows many fishermen spread throughout the frame, which combines to produce a beautiful scenery against a backdrop of panoramic ocean and sky.

    The creator has used the right shutter speed to capture a time freeze of a breaking wave giving a sense that the viewer is standing in the wake of the break. The mixture of action with serenity is well managed and balanced with the splendor of nature as a background.

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  • A Way through the Forest

    A Way through the Forest


    A beautiful landscape of a rainforest and a lake that runs through it. In the distance is forestry lightly covered by mist as the waters continue to work its way through the thick jungle. The way in which the foliage of the forest borders the vast lake against a misty backdrop is a feature of this picture setting perfectly captured in the frame.

    The creator has used the available light to perfection and positioned the frame so that the lake runs in the center with equal portions of forest on either side to well balance the photograph.

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  • Respect



    The creator has captured the wonderful moment when a faithful devotee shows the utmost level of respect to a group of monks walking in meditation on their way to gather alms.

    The creation also boasts of a beautiful blend of complementary colors which brings out the range of red and orange hues of the Buddhist monks’ robes set against the lush greenery seen in the backdrop, while the pale white color of the old lady’s sari stands out from the rest, highlighting the respect she shows at this moment.

    Enjoy this peaceful creation when you make it part of a living space which invites you to respect these keepers of faith.

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  • Calling out to the Heaven..

    Calling out to the Heaven..


    It is a perfect sunny morning; the earth meets the sky and creates a masterpiece of its own. The colors blend as an artist’s swift brush strokes on a canvas. Silent ripples create an air of expectation, the stillness of the wind speaks a thousand words, an excitement beyond comprehension, as if nature is calling us to be still and witness something glorious.

    And on cue, beautiful Dolphins gracefully emerge and dance to a tune of their own and the creator has captured the very moment nature harmonizes an amazing performance for those waiting to be awed by the brilliance of their waltz.

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  • Splendor of the Forest

    Splendor of the Forest


    The splendor of the Sigiriya Rock protruding out of the forest and reflected in the lake. The reflection is that of not just the rock, but of the forest as well, giving balance to the image. The photograph is against a blue sky that adds to the serenity of the rock.

    The creator has positioned and focused in a manner that the attention is drawn not only towards the rock, but also towards the jungle that surrounds it. The thickness of green foliage is well captured and contrasted against the sky and preceding lake.

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  • Preparing for an Encounte..

    Preparing for an Encounte..


    The motionless gaze of the dancer, the ready feet quick to leap, the torch in hand, to the spectator it is as if witnessing an encounter with an unseen spirit. The creator’s expression is thoughtful, yet stern, cautiously fashioning his next move. In the background the tone is intense, some chanting in a language unknown, they wait with eagerness to watch an extraordinary battle unfold.

    The creator has caught a moment of silence before a storm. This black and white masterpiece is unique and is a consistent reminder of the beauty in a culture of a country we call home.

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  • Halo of Faith

    Halo of Faith


    It is nearly inconceivable to guess how the photographer was able to get this beautiful moment without disturbing the scenery, as it demonstrates the utmost concentration this young Buddhist monk displays as he strings up a simple lantern. Hidden in the modesty of this universe, the viewer will begin to understand how the delicate flame illuminating the lantern symbolizes the faith burning inside the new monk.

    This will create a perfect décor option as the luminosity of the candle burning begins to take form of a glowing halo as this world spreads its light to its surroundings, passing around the power of complete religion.

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  • Higher Consciousness

    Higher Consciousness


    Intertwined with this colorful creation is a deeper meaning that explores the colors visible to a mind raised to a higher state of consciousness. The main focus point for the creator in this instance is three peaceful Buddhist monks walking in single file, and although they walk in the waking world, they practice deep meditation with every step they take which opens their minds to see a more vivid view of the general surroundings.

    This creation displays the talent of the creator showing us what is beyond our imagination is definitely a priceless possession to make your own.

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  • Who’s Next?

    Who’s Next?


    A man stands beside his logistical machinery before the workday starts in the trade hub of Pettah, Sri Lanka as another curiously steals a glimpse of the photographer. The line-up of the handcarts in a horizontal manner against a blue background of closed stores gives an artistic look to this photograph that expresses both creativity and meaning. The image itself is usually widened to exaggerate on the horizontal lineup.

    The creator successfully elaborated on a patient expectation of a Cartman to a business day filled with many errands for his transport fleet.

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