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Rock ’n’ Roll in black ’n’ white

art-and-culture Updated: Jan 02, 2010 15:15 IST
Jairaj Singh
Jairaj Singh
Hindustan Times
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MusicPhotographer Shiv Ahuja’s solo debut exhibition called, ‘Rock and Roll photography’, is being held at The Living Room, Hauz Khas village till January 31.

A collection of black and white photographs capture some of the biggest rock festivals and gigs that took place in 2008.

From Great India Rock to the Big Horn Festival to Eastwind festival, Ahuja spares none to capture India’s grandest rock bands at their sweaty best on stage.

Ahuja, 20, is a final-year student of Economics at Delhi University. He says music photography took off for him when as a fresher in college, he would want to gain free access to music shows.

Ahuja’s work reflects the inspiration he draws from music and music photography. In one photograph, Deepak Nair of the band Punkh is seen pouting his lips like Mick Jagger. In another, Parikrama look incredibly Grateful Dead-ish. And the one of Aneesh Thomas of Junkyard Groove, sprawled on the floor with a guitar in hand, gives a very drunk Jim Morrison meets Pete Townshend of The Who ffect.

Although the exhibition is displayed in poor light, the silent photographs of loud rock and rollers go well with strains of jazz playing in the background.