Award Winning Veteran Photographer
Rajakaruna believes that "photography is a form of art," and represents the
world through the lens of his camera. Living amongst the rivers, flowers and
butterflies of the village, he always had an eye for bright and vibrant colors
that he later incorporates into his photography. He has developed a close
kinship with the natural world, and visualizes it beautifully and expressively.
Despite his visual imagery remained only as a by-product of his imagination, he
turned towards photography later on.
The inner world of dreams and his memories of reading novels and short stories as a child is made to contend with patterns and textures in his surroundings. These graphically striking images, allows the beauty of nature to unveil itself.
Henry's photographs are characterized with contemporary and abstract concepts. These abstract concepts are enhanced by his skill at rendering and experimenting with his sharp eye for manipulating proportion and scale, and his great interest in abstracting the elements of motion, speed and rhythm.
His work transforms the art of standard photography into a uniquely expressive form, while his utopic imagination rejuvenates the eye of the viewer with fresh color.
Henry Rajakaruna uses the knowledge of his photography courses, experience and critical feedback to strive for self- improvement. His spiritual relationship with his camera does not rely on specific subject matter for inspiration. Instead, it obtains inspiration from a vast range of subjects. His meticulousness adds divinity and contact the spiritual power and timelessness in the elements of motion and rhythm.
The swift movement and intricate details, leave an impression of the abstract photographer within Henry. As much as his works are truly abstract they are also meticulous, thus making his pieces expressive and emotional.
His captures were also recognized and awarded at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum photography contest, United Nations (UN) World Food Day photography contest and many international and local competitions.
His inner impulses for spontaneity are truly rooted in simple compositions, while some images intend to produce a contemplative and a meditational response in the viewer.
His work explores detail that describe the essential harmony within nature and rhythm. Instead of looking at a tree in its still form, he sees the evolution of its growth and how it would appear subjected to a soft breeze. It's this precision and love for growth, rhythm and motion that makes this work unique.
As an independent photographer, he uses his camera to plot quick stories and capture moments with great intricacy. He dissects the actual form of objects into a multitude of small facets that reflects a love for nature through his vibrant and artistically revolutionary photography!