Photography for me is to capture decisive moments. The most important part as a photographer is to respect your subjects and the ambience. You are not going to get good photo every time you shoot.
I think one has to be the true critic of his own photos. I prefer to review my own photo repeatedly on a regular basis to develop photographic sense. Reading various photography magazines has become my habit to get updated with the new technology invented every day in the photographic field.
I try exploring things which are new and unique. The camera is my constant companion wherever I go. I believe if you are in a habit of taking photograph everyday then it will become a reflex action and your mind will instruct when to click and what to click.
Raghurajpur is a village situated 14 km away from the Hindu pilgrimage town of Puri, India. I have been working on this photo project there for the last two years.
This place is famous for its exquisite and breath-taking artwork where every house is an artisan’s workshop.
As you stroll through the village, you will find various handcrafted items such as Pattachitra paintings, wooden toys, traditional mask, paintings on tassar, sari, etc.
The pattachitra paintings are made on a cloth known as Patta or a dried palm leaf and adorned with colourful and intricate pictures of gods and goddesses, mythological scenes with ornamentation of flowers, trees and animals.
No doubt the village is a treat for the art lovers. The villagers are very simple by nature. It comes as no surprise that each house is painted with multifarious designs of mythological events which are very colourful.
Raghurajpur is a must-see on your itinerary if you are ever in the region.
My Favourite Photographers:
• Raghu Rai
• Sebastiao Salgado
• Ansel Adams
My Gear of Choice:
Nikon D800, 24-85 f/3.5 VR, D7000, 18-105 VR , 50mm 1.8 G, Sony A6000,