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Capturing them in fun mode

art-and-culture Updated: Sep 23, 2011 03:12 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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What started as a mere hobby for photographer Ravi Dhingra has today transformed into a full fledged profession. “My tryst with camera has been since a very young age but I took to professional photography for over a decade now,” says Dhingra. And taking a cue from this passion, four months back, the 44-year-old started Cameraunlimited, an organisation that helps artists and photographers bring their work to main stream audience. “There are many brilliant photographers but they don’t have the right resources to exhibit their talent, we help them with this,” says Dhingra.

Titled, Infinite Prespectives, Cameraunlimited will open their first exhibition on Friday. The show at Creativity Art gallery will have three artists, one textile artists and two photographers. While artist Anwita Sarin will exhibit her art installations made by old photographs and textiles, photographer Anubhav Das along with Dhingra will exhibit their photography prints. “My work is on Tibetan monks and Das’s is on the Mandu fort in Madhya Pradesh,” elaborates Dhingra.

Das has created high contrast black and white images through wonderful light effects. He has eight prints on display. Dhingra has kept McLeod Ganj and a Tibetan monastery in Orissa as the backdrop of his work. “I have shot these monks in public places like malls and markets,” says Dhingra, adding, “The idea is to tell people that even these people, high on spirituality, live a normal life like us.” Dhingra has created a deliberate contrast with the monks in maroon robes against a black and white backdrop to emphasise their colourful characters and cheerful mood.

Watch out
What: Infinite Perspectives
Where: Creativity Art Gallery, 29, Hauz Khas Village
When: September 23 - October 1
Time: 7pm
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the Yellow line