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Surreal Circus Portraits

The Manoj Jadhav 'RUH' Series is Dark and Curious

— June 25, 2012 — Unique
Many people find clowns, circuses and sideshows more off-putting than they do amusing and this Manoj Jadhav 'RUH' helps explain why that's the case.

From an aggressive ringmaster with a painted face to dispondant mimes, the Mumbai, India-based photographer focuses in on dark and eccentric elements of circuses. This mood is not limited to only the objects of the photography either.

Jadhav cleverly employs a black and white color-scheme and muted lighting to heighten the series's dark and surreal feel. This aesthetic helps to create an atmosphere in which Jadhav's characters seem natural despite the fact that there is nothing else in the series aside from them.

Although Jadhav's photography may not be the sort of thing one would want to frame and put on their wall for guests and acquaintances to see, it definitely has an original if dark appeal.
Trend Themes
1. Dark Circus Photography - There is an opportunity for businesses to incorporate the dark circus photography trend in their marketing campaigns or product designs, catering to consumers who enjoy unconventional and unsettling aesthetics.
2. Minimalistic Aesthetics - There is an opportunity for businesses to adopt a black and white minimalist aesthetic inspired by Manoj Jadhav's 'RUH' series, appealing to consumers who appreciate a stark and clean visual experience.
3. Eccentric Creativity - There is an opportunity for businesses to embrace bold and eccentric creativity in their branding and advertising, drawing inspiration from Jadhav's surreal circus portraits.
Industry Implications
1. Photography and Art - The photography and art industry can leverage the dark circus photography trend and minimalist aesthetic in creating new and original works that appeal to a distinct audience.
2. Fashion and Apparel - The fashion and apparel industry can incorporate the eccentric and unsettling aesthetic of Manoj Jadhav's 'RUH' series in their designs, attracting consumers who are looking for unique and unconventional fashion styles.
3. Entertainment and Media - The entertainment and media industry can use the surreal circus photography trend to create immersive and boundary-pushing experiences that resonate with an audience seeking unconventional entertainment.
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