Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hi,
There have been so many things happening in the recent past, that i have hardly had time to come and write on the blog. However I have now found time to write.... I hope that I can WRITE ON!!....
I am waiting for rock on to release. I think it would be a nice movie to watch. Hope it turns out that way...

There have been many things that have happened in the last month. Almost all were positive.
I had the opportunity to go to the Rotary Club of Thane North and present a slideshow of some photographs I have taken to a modest audience of around 50-60 people. I then had to talk about the art of photography, its history and how it became popular etc. I also talked about why I chose to get into this line. There have been various reasons, however the most compelling have been the old OLYMPUS TRIP 35 Camera which my grandfather gave me, My mother, who herself has been a fine photographer and has encouraged me always, and Mr. Nitin Upadhye who has been THE inspiration for me right since the time I have met him. He has an illustrious career record, and has worked with some real big names. He encouraged me at a point when I was gradually starting to lose perspective and the general determination to get into photography as my mainstream career. He was the one who told me, Of course other than my Mom and my Dad, that I could genuinely do something in the feild.

I reecently also had the opportunity of judging a photography competition in Father Agnels' College, Vashi. It was a competition of still photos in one category, ad films in another, and short films in yet another category. We had a great time there and of course, Nitin's photos got a very very loud applause. What has egged me on since that day is, that Nitin was clapping for me when i showed my work also. I had been quite skeptical till then about what he would think about my work then, however, I felt relieved and a sense of achievement when I saw him clapping along with the others.
Nitin's work is something worth seeing and admiring. Every photo I have seen is AMAZING. He has been my guiding light, and will always be. I just admire him for how down to earth he is and how he can so easily relate to others around him.

All the while that I have ever had the opportunity of even being with him, I have had a life changing experience. He has been instrumental in teaching me the relation of life and photography.Hope I have this guiding light with me for a long long time. I would love to call him Captain Inspiration........

Thanks......