In this October 2013 18-20, I got opportunity to exhibit my 10 photographs on "paper Abstracts" along with renowned photographers from Indore. I took it as great compliment & participated in the exhibition. The overall experience was very satisfying & lot of things learned, experienced!
This show Photon-2013 was organised by Indian Society of Lighting Engineers, M.P. State Centre along with Knowledge Partner SGSITS, Indore, is organizing a mega Lighting & Allied Products Show in Central India. Various latest technologies in lighting were displayed in the show. For adding more interest to visitor a photography exhibition was planned based on the theme of Lighting. The participant photographers were
This was the first time I exhibited my 10 photographs of print size (18"x24"). Earlier I was participated in Pratibimb-2010 & Pratibimb-2011 photo exhibition displaying 4 photographs each. All photographs in this exhibition were prepared on canvas except mine. I preferred glossy prints with matte lamination since I was not having experience of canvas prints & I was not sure how it will result. Due to restriction of time I didn't had time to experiment also.
The response to the exhibition was spectacular & the exhibition resulted as a surprise to the visitors in the crowd of technical stalls & people were enjoying to invest there time to have a look towards the displayed work. The exciting feedback & appreciating words was overwhelming coming from the senior artists as well as a common man. Similarly I have seen most of the visitors getting confused in guessing whether all the exhibited images were original photographs or paintings? Lot of audience was also curious to know more about the media on which prints were made, framed etc. rather than simply enjoying the work displayed.
A photography contest was also conducted on the subject of capturing interesting images of the event of sky lantern launching (small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended). It was fun to shoot for that event even though I was not supposed to participate considering myself as a member of judging panel.
Meeting a renowned painter Shri Akshya Ameria jee was a wonderful experience. I was planning to meet him far before but it didn't worked out. I am great fan of his sketches of "Innocent Ganesh". Having a chat with all the senior colleagues through out this event was also a learning experience.
Though it was encouraging to receive nice feedback but it was disturbing to see some typical visitors doubting about the originality of the photographs. I always think one should see the vision of artist instead of what media he has used. Well everybody is right from his point of view being this topic is completely subjective.
देखा छायाचित्रों की प्रदर्शनी में हर एक को उसे टच करते हुएं |
क्यां करे आज कल टच स्क्रीन की आदत सी जो हो गईं हैं |
था कई को शक हैं ये चित्र या छायाचित्र, बगैर लेने के मजा उनका|
क्या करे आज कल मन हमारे प्रदूषित से जो हो गए हैं |
कहते हैं आज कल समाचारों में शोर शराबा कुछ ज्यादा सा हो गया हैं |
क्यां करे आज कल इंसानों को सुनायीं देना जो कम सा हो गया हैं |
I will also like to express my sincere thanks to all the senior colleagues for allowing me to exhibit with them & my friends from IPC (Indore photographers community) for extending their help for displaying the images in the exhibition.