I’ve been working on a line of physical merchandise with my photography and art.


Every year, I design a calendar that orbits a certain theme. These are available on order. These are the calendars I’ve made:

  • 2022 – Patterns and Textures – Small
  • 2022 – Patterns and Textures – Large
  • 2023 – Stories (Street Photography) – Large

Cropping is an interesting concept in photography. You choose what to include, and what to leave out. While editing my work, I often wondered how I could use cropping to create work that was interesting and ignited curiosity in the viewer?

A revelation came while editing an image of a Painted stork. By doing an extreme crop (like a 2×6 aspect ratio), I could turn my photograph into a bookmark. This not only suited the image, but also gave it more life and flavour.

So I scoured my work for images that would make compelling bookmarks. These are some of the images I landed on. I plan on printing them out, and giving them to my friends and family. If you are interested in procuring them, then send me an email and we can work something out!

The images I’ve included here are a small selection of my Wild Bookmarks collection.

Wild Bookmarks - Painted Stork by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Painted Stork
Wild Bookmarks - Rat Snake by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Rat Snake
Wild Bookmarks – Peacock Feather
Wild Bookmarks - Bonnet Macaque by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Bonnet Macaque
Wild Bookmarks - Vine Snake by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Vine Snake
Wild Bookmarks - Baby Monkey by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Baby Monkey
Wild Bookmarks - Elephant by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Elephant
Wild Bookmarks - Barking Deer Fur by Ishan Shanavas
Wild Bookmarks – Barking Deer Fur

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Published by Ishan Shanavas

I am a young adult, interested in nature, photography, art and culture. An aspiring polymath, I share my learnings through my blog. I also include insights from my favourite books.

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