Well, gone are the days when I found time to write THIS big blog posts.. these days, I do not even get much time neither to photograph nor to edit, forget about writing blog posts. However, I did go out .. 2 days, with Ishan Singh, Rishav Saha, Arya, Koustav, Zishan, Aishwarya, Sourav Halder, Anirban Chatterjee, Rimbik and few other friends from “The Meetup Group – Photography Discussions (Amateur)”.
This group is 1 year old now and the dynamics are so fast changing. Newer ideas are brought on the table. If not innovative, they are a bunch of free spirited and hard working individuals. What makes it special – let me speak a bit about them..
Ishan is a fashion technology student. If I am allowed to use the Hindi term, I would use – Mastikhor for him. Rishav is KIIT CSE 2nd year student, with a fantastic ability to remember. Personally speaking, he needs to improve upon his framing but when it comes to craziness, he can beat me black and blue. Arya is a class 11 student of Calcutta Boys’ School. I love his photographs. Koustav needs no introduction in my blog. He now works as a web developer in Kolkata. Zishan is a Bio-chemistry student doing his masters/PhD. Aishwarya is 4th year student of Computer Science Engineering and a “no-nonsense” girl. Hard working? Hell yeah. Sourav Halder is a quiet boy, class 12 La Martiniere for Boys, Anirban (Chatterjee) is a Chartered Accountant. Rimbik is a multimedia student at Xaviers’ Kolkata. Riti moton Chyablami arr phajlami beshi hoye, khawa dawa hoye.. photography takes a back seat. Let me not get into the other members.
The photographs published here are obviously not of the groups, but of my own.
What are the places travelled? Nakhoda Masjid, Trams 😛 places near Mallick Ghat, Kalighat. The colours are still attracting me, I tried few “Frame within a frame” but terribly failed. Did not shoot many people’s profile pictures 😛 , had lots of Mutton chaap and Rumali roti at Royals’ Hotel.
Some kids are a must in my photographs. Without them finding a reason to smile gets tough. And some cliche, yet heart wrenching moments. And some moments that sends a chill down your spine.
…or perhaps when you see people finding some time and conversing with their peers, you stop sipping your tea and get a bite from there…or perhaps when life becomes slightly mundane.
..while the old buildings and the remains of the colossal past might just leave your contemplative, the new dawn is always there…
I will leave you with one of the Howrah bridge photographs I took from one of the terraces. Not the best of its kind, but the feel of having seen it from the top – I can not express in words. …oh yes, I shot few Facebook profile pictures as well.. sharing them here.
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