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Art & Life with Pavithra Ramasubramanian

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pavithra Ramasubramanian.

Pavithra, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Well, it all started in high school. I was running around looking to see which elective to take and ended up choosing none. So, I was automatically placed in one: the mechanic shop (where you learn to change tires). It would have probably been good to learn how to change a tire but I couldn’t get myself to even enter the class. So, I ran straight to my counselor instead of heading to class, and I bugged her to place me in any other open electives. Just then, one spot opened up for Darkroom Photography, and I said“I’ll take it!” The next year, my parents surprised me with a brand new camera a Canon XTi , my first ever digital slr. Since that year, I have spent my time exploring different aspects of photography and my vision. After completing my Masters in Occupational Therapy (OT), I decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue both my career and my passion, photography. I hope to continue to have more opportunities to explore photography with more creatives.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
What I love about photography is the opportunity to express myself; to take a photograph of a person, an object, or a landscape, and express it in a way that’s of my own. I love capturing each individual’s unique beauty and creating a story through images with a big emphasis on bold feminism and representation as a South Asian American. I hope to continue to break stereotypes and social constructs for women through imagery while exploring my roots.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?

Exposure has been and still is one of the biggest hurdles every artist faces. Sometimes I see myself looking at the number of likes or comments on a certain post, in search of validation. Rather than looking for validation, I think as artists we should look more at what the vision or story you want to share is.  I feel the best exposure you get is when you create what truly makes you, the artist, content.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Most of my work can be found on my website at or on Instagram @pavithraphotos. Honestly, support comes from feedback for me, good or bad.  So please feel free to reach out.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Makeup and Hair: Aman @varaichvanity
Designer: Archana @manshaaobsession
Model: Sharmita B @sharmita_bhattacharya
Model: Saleena K @saleeena
Model: Seema H @seemahari
Model: Kausar M @kausartheperson
Model: Adarsh S @adarshable
Model/Maleup: Sania M @saniakmalik

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