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New York to Rome

Beginning tomorrow, Hacienda Gallery in Kala Ghoda, will exhibit photographs by three photographers. Reema Gehi speaks to the globetrotters who look for that perfect frame...

art and culture Updated: Feb 06, 2009 17:31 IST
Reema Gehi

Beginning tomorrow, Hacienda Gallery, tucked away in a bylane in Kala Ghoda, will exhibit photographs taken by Himanshu Seth (38), Vazi Dadabhoy (36) and Jimit Shah (27), as part of the annual Kala Ghoda festival.

Sky is the limit
The photo collection is woven together by the common aesthetic of the three photographers. Seth’s series is titled Earth to Sky, a display of 16 monochromatic images exploring shadows, shapes and textures.

“My subjects include people, landscapes, nature, wildlife and architecture,” he states. “I capture them in my frame as a graphic representation of life.”

Urban life
Colaba-based Dadabhoy will be displaying vignettes of urban life in New York City, including images of the quintessential skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty. Dadabhoy shot the 10-images series collectively titled New York when he visited the city in June, 2008. A Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, he says, “Although New York is a far cry from Mumbai, the pulse is the same and I find that fascinating.”

Italian rendezvous
While New York will dominate one section of the gallery, frozen images of Italy, captured by Shah, will be spotlighted on the other wall. The freelance photographer specialises in architectural and interior photography.

His first solo show in Hacienda three years ago also featured Italy as his muse. This was followed by a photo exhibition with Rajasthan as the focus.

“These photographs capture fleeting moments during my honeymoon to Italy four years ago,” explains, Shah, a J J School of Applied Art graduate.

Also on display are reproduction of artworks on ceramics by artists like Anjolie Ela Menon, Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman and Baiju Parthan.