Freestyle Landscape Photographer
Shiran Madhawa is a Sri Lankan free style photographer in the disguise of a logistics expert residing in Thailand. He unveils a variety of subjects in a fresh and unique perspective through the lens of his camera which is also a means of expressing his personal feelings.
Shiran’s spectacular photography experiment with a range of genres. He proclaims to be greatly influenced by the famous photographer Karl Taylor’s ethos that ‘variety is the spice of life’. From experimenting with portraiture, landscapes, cityscapes, fashion and architecture his personal relationship with his subjects creates a unique impact that transforms the art of standard photography into a uniquely expressive form.
His photography captures the essence and beauty of architecture with such brilliance that the bricks and wood window sills build up an epitome of serenity. Shiran bewitches the viewers of his photography with a power to see things differently and shows them intricate details that express emotion and depth.
He intertwines his imagination and creativity to reflect curiosity and relaxation through his photography. His photography does not necessarily influence people in any way, but consumes his viewers by wanderlust and the longing to escape into paradise.
He is a self-learnt photographer who hopes to capture and emphasize the realities of life and the value and beauty of nature as a whole. He incorporates a variety of perspectives and compositions into his photography. The challenging compositions, contrasting colors, shadow-detail, focal points and subject matter that he incorporates in his photography merge in order to dramatize the portrayal of his subjects.
The depth of wanderlust and nostalgia and its impact on humankind is made to contend with the graphically striking photographs Shiran captures. They speak a thousand words that can personally speak to the viewer through their own life experience.
Shiran likes to see things vividly, and strongly believes that colors enrich lives and create inquisitiveness. Through the color usage in his work he connotates the emotion and timelessness of the world around us.
Shiran Madhawa’s work explores the distance between nature and humanity, and tries to rebuild a bridge that can harmonize these aspects. It’s this longing for the continuation of this connection that allows his photography to celebrate life with a fresh and impressively unique flavor!
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Sleeping Beauty$275 – $900Quick View
The leopard, a magnificent animal, lies sleeping on a sturdy tree branch, hoping to be shielded from the hot sun and other predators who may be lurking nearby. The leopard blends in so marvelously with its surroundings that you may have to take a second look just to see how it perched itself on top of the branch and has sprawled itself out so comfortably.
The leopard makes the tree branch look inviting. It is a very relaxed and stress relieving creation. Nature in itself is a stress reliever, however, this portrait takes relaxation to another level. A great piece to add to any collection if peace and tranquility is what you seek.
Waves of Happiness
Waves of Happiness$275 – $900Quick View
In this wonderful sample of landscape photography, the creator captures the moment when a young monk leaps ahead of the waves as he enjoys himself at a golden sandy beach on a bright and sunny day. The waves that meet the shore also seem to mimic the movements of the young monk as if they too experience the same freedom and happiness he feels at this moment.
Capable of easily blending with any backdrop, this creation will make a perfect addition to your home or office generously dissipating the power of freedom and happiness embedded in it.
The Mighty Mariner
The Mighty Mariner$275 – $900Quick View
Pictured in this captivating creation is a massive cargo ship which is returning back home laden with goods after travelling the world’s oceans for several days with the hope of coming back home to rest. The victorious nature of this mighty vessel that has conquered the seven seas seems to resonate in the sky above and water below as the clouds and waves move aside as the great mariner reaches the shores.
Colored with deep hues of evening time, this creation will make a perfect addition to your home or office, directing you back home after achieving great feats.
Road to the Horizon
Road to the Horizon$275 – $900Quick View
This creation cuts across many lines with the main focus being the dead straight road leading directly to the horizon. The creator uses HDR imaging to bring out the most mesmerizing aspects of this landscape, which each and every time will draw the viewer’s attention to a variety of aspects such as the mesmerizing sunset sky, the still water body on one side, the lush greenery on the other, and the landscape hidden beyond horizon.
Enjoy the beauty of this creation which allows viewers to imagine taking this road leading to the horizon.
Giants Above the Clouds
Giants Above the Clouds$375 – $650Quick View
Landscape photography is an area which gives us many opportunities to capture the beauty of mesmerizing landscapes which we would otherwise take for granted. Captured on a misty morning this creation is a truly amazing work of art which depicts massive giant like structures pierce through and emerge from above the clouds.
This creation would make a perfect addition to your collection as it would easily blend in with any backdrop due to its dark hues while at the same time capture the attention of the onlooker by creating the illusion of the mighty giants approaching from a distance.
Let Me Keep Watch
Let Me Keep Watch$275 – $900Quick View
‘Let me keep watch’ is a beautiful creation which captures the beauty and innocence of childhood as three young children venture out on a playful journey. The little ones do not seem to have gone far away as their home is still within sight, but they are blessed with ample amounts of entertainment due to the lush greenery and natural resources which has been well preserved in this village setting.
This wonderful creation will allow you to reminisce your own childhood, maybe even take you back to the exact moment when you kept watch while your friends led a secret exploration.
Taming the Heart
Taming the Heart$275 – $900Quick View
The photographer has captured a beautiful setting, a grand, but ruined temple in the background, the plot of the image. The wind blows tumbling the leaves along the greenery, a storm brews in the distance, the sky rumble as the clouds draw closer in haste.
In all this chaos, a young priest with all his strength cycles past, rushing back to the temple, his robe in hand. His heart is just like the storm, chaotic and rebellious. An otherwise peaceful afternoon spent in meditation took a twist at the sight of a bicycle and his day was never the same!
The Circle of Life
The Circle of Life$275 – $900Quick View
An aged lady clad in blue-gray clothing, walk through a lush, green bamboo forest in the rain, they are the only witness to the life she has lived. They have both grown together, drawing strength, sharing each other’s joy and sorrow, giving her shelter through the storms of life. The road is long and each step she takes is tiring, the year’s written ever so clearly on her face. But she cannot stop this journey as she pleases, there is more for the world to learn from her and she has more to give. The photographer has captured the circle of life so beautifully.
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages$275 – $900Quick View
Stand firm over your adversaries like a rock over the wilderness. A beautiful view from over a rocky fortress to see over the wilderness and into the glazed blue sky. This exquisite scenery is captured in daylight using perfect white balance to maximize detail of the backdrop.
The creator has selected a perfect angle that makes the viewer stare directly into the hope of the vast expansion of sky over the despair of foliage below using the rock as a fitting foreground to the frame. He has adjusted the light intake to perfection to bring forth a spark of sunlight through the trees and thereby adding splendor and more meaning to the scene.
Sharp Turn on Life
Sharp Turn on Life$275 – $900Quick View
In this creation, a lonely road suddenly takes a sharp turn to an area unknown as the view ahead is hidden behind a massive mountain which almost forces subject embarking on this journey to take the turn. The creator has captured this moment at an opportune time, just before the vehicle which is the primary focus takes the turn following the safe path outlined by the roadway.
This thought-provoking creation will draw focus to such instances we face in life where we too need to read the signs and have faith that the way we are directed on will set us on the right path, safe from the obstacles that lie before us.
Festival of Color
Festival of Color$275 – $900Quick View
Bright, vibrant tones in the air, laughter and music illustrate the Holi festival and our creator has portrayed part of a beautiful gathering for the spectator. People from all walks of life; different nations and creed have come together to celebrate the beginning of new chapters in life, a time to forgive, amend and give thanks for all that is good. For this gathering, the youth of the new generation, however, it is simply another opportunity to let their hair down and party through the night! The energy and vivaciousness of the young crowd is perfectly captured by the photographer.
Returning Home$275 – $900Quick View
Pictured in this rustic creation is a farmer returning home with his herd of cattle after a tiresome day’s work in the field. The creator has captured this beautiful moment which tells the tale of how the farmer and his faithful herd come together as a tight knit unit which has a common goal in mind and also look out for each other even once the job is done.
Enjoy the wonderful message of faithfulness, unity and hard work which this beautiful creation displays, and remind yourself of the warmth and pleasure you too feel when you return back home after a tiresome day at work.
Journey to a Lost World
Journey to a Lost World$275 – $900Quick View
Take a journey to discover the beauty and enchantment of a lost world deep across the blue ocean of the East. This scenic view of a fleet of wooden motor boats making their way towards a cluster of mystic islands that standing out of the sea as pillars against an amazing blue gradient sky.
The creator has skillfully captured all three boats in unison of direction, but varied in distance to create a natural sense of depth to the photograph. This depth signifying a journey that stretches far into the distance. The frame is perfectly draped with awesome island peaks, bringing balance to an image that has been expertly exposed to reveal vibrant colors amongst vivid detail.
Smiles of a Harvest
Smiles of a Harvest$275 – $900Quick View
It is a bright sunny morning, the weather is perfect, the crops glisten in the light, a flawless green It seems to have rained the night before. The ladies seem to be in cheerful conversation while picking the harvest. The spectator can only imagine the reasons behind their laughter.
All their hopes and dreams lie in these crops and what more reason do they need than this beautiful harvest before them. Their laughter resonates through the field, creating a ripple. The creator has paused their life for a minute and reminded us to be thankful for all the small blessings of life.
Under Nature’s Umbrella..
Under Nature’s Umbrella..$275 – $900Quick View
We as humans are always blessed by the most amazing miracles from Mother nature. Not willing to pass up an opportunity to capture one such example, the creator offers you this image which shows how a group of women dressed in traditional attire holding their beautifully colored umbrellas and walk through a bamboo field, shielded by the canopy above as though a massive umbrella has formed above them.
This creation serves as a beautiful reminder that even though the rains may pour down on us sometimes, we will receive all the protection we need to make the journey much more bearable along the way.
The Sword in the Sky
The Sword in the Sky$275 – $900Quick View
A double-edged sword piecing the atmosphere to be thrust with force and light into the heart of a bustling city. This amazing night caption, taken during an electric storm clearly portrays the mighty force of nature in all its splendor and awe in comparison to the mechanistic man-made world – the city.
The creator has used very high shutter speed to capture this wonder in motion whist protecting the detail of the lighting streak and the city below against a sky with a stunning mix of blue, violet and indigo using high aperture to draw in as much natural light as possible.
Treasure in the Mud
Treasure in the Mud$275 – $900Quick View
Here, the creator has set his eyes on a lush green paddy field under preparation for the harvesting season and draws our attention to a moment when two farmers and their faithful herd of cattle tend to the field digging through the mud as though they were trying to uncover a treasure hidden beneath the soil.
The beauty of this creation lies not only in its scenic value, but also in its powerful message conveyed; that the treasure is in fact not hidden in the mud, but will rise from the mud in the form of a bountiful harvest brought about by hard work.
A Solemn Promise
A Solemn Promise$275 – $900Quick View
We often need to remind yourselves that we must do everything in our power to protect what nature has freely gifted to us for our younger generation, but in this instance the creator draws our attention to a young child who has already taken it to heart to do everything he can to protect the environment.
Hidden in this young child’s fixed gaze is a solemn promise to live a life protecting Mother Nature as an expression of gratitude for the priceless gifts we have been blessed with. With such a powerful message, this creation is most certainly worthy of a special place in any surrounding.
Strength of Unity
Strength of Unity$275 – $900Quick View
This wonderful creation is a perfect reminder of the strength of unity brought about when even the most diverse group comes together. The creator has chosen a group of beautiful traditional Japanese umbrellas arranged in perfect order, to symbolize all groups of humanity irrespective of race, gender, caste, creed or any other defining characteristic represented by each colored umbrella, and shows the strength achieved when they all stand together united as one.
This creation, which delivers a powerful message is a perfect addition to make your own as it serves as a timely reminder for all of us to come together and stand united no matter what.
Guided by the Dhamma
Guided by the Dhamma$375 – $650Quick View
Featured in this beautiful landscape creation is a Buddhist monk walking alone in quiet meditation along a pathway which has been captured by the creator from a distance. Through the careful positioning of his camera lens, the creator superimposes a majestic sacred Bo tree symbolizing the sacred teachings of the Dhamma which extends its branches across the boundaries of the creation as though it was guiding the monk through his journey ahead.
As the viewer contemplates on this beautiful setting, this creation will remind the viewer to be guided by the powerful teachings of the Dhamma during all aspects of life.