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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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.
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.
Beyond Tradition$275 – $900Quick View
This work of art is a stunning combination of color captured by the photographer. The pretty young girls are amidst generations clad in traditional attire but carrying their smart phones, harmonizing the best of both worlds. Their lives are carefree and easy, yet to be heavily laden with pressures the rest of the crowd seems to carry whose faces are with pursed lips and frowns.
The young lasses are just as beautiful as the flowers they carry, fresh and vibrant walking to the place of worship with an easy heart and a bright smile. Their lives could not be simpler.
Heritage and Nature
Heritage and Nature$275 – $900Quick View
An aerial view of such a mesmerizing natural landscape is definitely hard to come by, making this creation an amazingly unique work of art any collector would love to make his own. The landscape not only focuses on the natural beauty of the setting, but through the aerial view from which it was captured shows ancient man-made wonders emerge from the lush green forest canopies.
With a view of the horizon in the background, this creation is priceless as it captures the wonder of heritage intertwined with nature, two aspects which continue to maintain a mutual relationship which results in value beyond comprehension.
Life in a painting
Life in a painting$275 – $900Quick View
A painter sits among her works of art, each so intricately hand painted, every detail carefully preserved. She fills each canvas with beautiful brush strokes, almost as if she is emptying all the color in her life, her garments white. She accidently brushed her face in paint, trying to wipe away a drop of sweat. But she is not overwhelmed by the task she carries out every day, this is her heaven, peace and solace, this is what keeps her afloat when the world brings her confusion.
The creator has captured a moment of heavy concentration that the spectator envies to interrupt, a blink of an eye is enough to create havoc!
Sea Shells on the Sea Sho..
Sea Shells on the Sea Sho..$275 – $900Quick View
Sea shells are never empty, they are filled with many things; with sounds of crashing waves and songs that mermaids sing. Sea shells that spread over the shore front with the beauty of a blue raiment of the ocean and a commanding green cliff in the background display both serenity, beauty and the soothing mythology of the sea.
The creator has skillfully focused on the shells and taken this photograph from ground level to reveal the myth behind the archives of the great ocean – the shells. The green cliff at the left of the frame has been accommodated into the story almost up to the middle of the scene, but not too far to lightly complement the blue splendor of backdrop.
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!
Invitation to the Unknown..
Invitation to the Unknown..$275 – $900Quick View
In most instances in our life we need to find the courage to journey into the unknown and this creation emanates positivity to encourage us to move forward even when we are uncertain where the road ahead will lead to.
Captured on a beautiful sunny afternoon, this creation boasts of the most perfect outdoor conditions where the sky is bright blue, and the grass is lush and green, all signs showing it is ideal for explorers to set out on their journey. This creation will be a perfect reminder that although the path is not clear, the conditions are right to explore the unknown.
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.
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.
Lost Hope$275 – $900Quick View
The ground is hard and dry, the sky is clear, not a cloud in sight… a herd of goat walk in the scorching sun looking for food and water. Their skin pale and coats dirty. A man in deep thought walks alongside them without a second glance at this herd. He carries his own burdens, hopeless and withered are his spirit, just like his surroundings. A place of worship can be seen in the distance, old, ruined, but standing tall and in that expanse, there is greenery but from this point it seems out of reach! The creator has given the spectator an image to ponder on. Is there any hope at all?
Debate Among the Giants
Debate Among the Giants$375 – $650Quick View
This creation features a beautiful mountain range surrounded by lush greenery which has been captured in a bright and sunny day. The mighty mountains line up facing each other as though they were engaged in a heated debate while the massive trees seem to extend themselves higher to catch a glimpse of the action going on before them.
The scene gets even more interesting as the beautiful blue sky in the backdrop features milky white clouds that seem to take sides as though they were keeping score for this public debate among the giants taking place in front of an eager audience.
Set for Island Hopping
Set for Island Hopping$275 – $900Quick View
Through this creation the creator takes the viewer to the live moment as a journey begins for a thrilling adventure of island hopping. While the boat engine fully powered up to take the boat to its destination may be the first thing you may notice, the viewer is invited to look beyond this mechanical monster towards the amazing groups of islands waiting to treat their visitors to thrilling adventures.
Add this creation to any living space where you can sit back and enjoy the ride as you visualize yourself, a passenger of this boat, on route to an island full of fun and adventure.
Breaking Dawn$275 – $900Quick View
It’s a stunning sunrise, the world is just waking up… everything is brand new. The fisherman has set out with renewed hope this morning. He is engrossed on a good catch. With great might he slams the contraption into the water, the sound can almost be heard on this capture.
He looks intently at the waters, patiently waiting for the gathering; he hopes it is fruitful. What he cannot see is the beauty behind him, the way the sunlight sparkles in the water as the mist breaks through, how the mountains will reveal their secrets as the day unfolds, the beauty we fail to admire.
Ocean’s Clouds$275 – $900Quick View
At a glance it is almost impossible to envision the horizon as the captivating creation almost blurs the line between the ocean and the skies above. The beauty of this amazing creation is amplified as the creator has picked the perfect moment just as the sun begins to rise from behind the clouds, but has not appeared in its full form, which allows the bright orange rays to spread across the ocean creating a sense of uniformity.
Make this creation part of your home and enjoy the calmness infused through this creation as you begin to see clouds floating upon the ocean bed as though heaven and earth has combined.
Sunset Observatory$275 – $900Quick View
An unobstructed view of a breathtaking sunset calls out to you at the end of this lonely walkway which is featured in this mesmerizing creation. The creator has skillfully chosen this unique perspective which invites the viewer to take the first step at the start of the walkway leading up to the observatory where a priceless reward awaits.
If you choose to make this creation part of your home or office décor, you will feel extremely fortunate to be able to feast your eyes on this amazing creation mixed with shades of violet, gold and pink which will take you to this blissful observatory to enjoy the unfathomable beauty of a perfect sunset.
Amber Haze$275 – $900Quick View
As the sun sets over the ancient ruins of Cambodia, the creator has put his well-trained photographic skills to use and captured this breathtaking moment which will most certainly enchant the onlooker almost instantly. This beautiful landscape creation allows the viewer to enjoy the view of towering monuments from afar while an amber haze takes over the rest of the surrounding blurring the structures against a distant mountainous region, creating an overall mystic setting.
Colored with bold hues, this amazing creation will make a beautiful statement piece and successfully stand out of any surrounding you wish to place it in.
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.
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.