On ‘f/8 and be there’

On ‘f/8 and be there’

On f/8 and BE THERE! Fellig. Arthur “Weegie” Fellig. He’s the guy who responded with that  simple “f/8 and be there” statement when asked how he consistently came up with those outstanding photographs that he made. And in making that...
Of DSLRs and Monkeys

Of DSLRs and Monkeys

“Erm, just what exactly are you doing?” I asked the guy. He’d been  lying prone on the floor, his eyes glued to the viewfinder for the past minute or two. And I’d have understood had that been the only thing he was doing, but that wasn’t...
What is Photography really?

What is Photography really?

I keep getting asked this – just how do I go making the photographs that I do, while so many others don’t? They might as well ask “Photography – what is it really?” The answer is simple – it’s not about the gear. Never has been, never will be. What it is is about...
Photowalks in Mumbai – The Year That Was 2014

Photowalks in Mumbai – The Year That Was 2014

“What a chu*iya!” I heard a guy sneer at one of those Photowalks in Mumbai I’d decided to attend.  His friends were quick to follow, bursting into not-so-discreet laughter. Not surprising, and rather well-deserved I’d think. I mean there were...
The Heart of the Matter – Photographing Vintage Cars

The Heart of the Matter – Photographing Vintage Cars

It’s been almost a year (eleven months to be precise) since an exhibition of  vintage cars was held at the premises of the racecourse in Mumbai. Eleven months since I landed up there that late afternoon, my little Panasonic Lumix DMC-Tz25 that I sometimes...
The Soul of Photography

The Soul of Photography

I sit down to write this after reading what Pushkar Bagmar – one of  the participants who attended today’s workshop on seeing  – wrote in to say: “Am yet to get over the hangover of the “Art of seeing” session, Neville.  Feels like...
Salutations to the rising sun, Varanasi – Fine Art Print

Salutations to the rising sun, Varanasi – Fine Art Print

Salutations to the Rising Sun Fine Art Print “To take photographs means to recognize — simultaneously and within a fraction of a second — both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is...
Fine Art Print: Kashi – City Of Light, Colours & Mystery

Fine Art Print: Kashi – City Of Light, Colours & Mystery

Kashi – City Of Light, Colors & Mystery “For an image to speak to me, it must be an image of something; the role of color is to accentuate that thing and the emotion triggered in me. It is only then that I can communicate what I felt; to begin to truly...
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