India2021: Bought this print from varanasiguru.com where 12 photographers donated their prints to raise fund to help COVID Victims!
India2019: One of my most favorite photograph! The photographer is Joydeep Chaudhuri … my mentor.
I have been waiting for this print for more than 14 years. I guess he had decided that he would give it to me in person at his home. Finally got the print and spent a fantastic evening at his beautiful and serene home with my family. Also, learnt many things new about photography.
The story behind this photograph is very interesting. This monkey actually came to charge at him. Instead of running away, he waited until the monkey came very close to him. What is even more interesting is that it was not shot with any tele lens. It was clicked with a KIT lens. Yes, you read it right, a kit lens! There is a famous mantra that every senior photographer shares with their juniors which is that one has to go to as close as possible to one’s subject. In this case, the subject charged at him but despite the risk of getting mauled by an angry monkey, he stood his ground and calmly clicked this photograph.
Thank you Joy’da! My collection of prints is enriched again…
This photograph actually reminds me always that we photographers actually take many risks [although not intentionally to harm anyone including ourself] for a photograph. Every photographer has such stories behind each of their best photograph and if you don’t know them personally, you may think they are untrue.
Dr Jairamchander Pingle
India2019: Udayan bought this print from Medical ShutterBug-2019 Exhibition. All the money from this sell donated to a charity for girl child welfare. Dr Pingle is HoD-Orthopedist, Apollo Hospital-Hyderabad and a passionate wildlife photographer.
Dr Tanmoy Das
India2019: Udayan bought this print from Medical ShutterBug-2019 Exhibition. All the money from this sell donated to a charity for girl child welfare. Dr Das is HoD-Anaesthesiology, Apollo Hospital-Kolkata and a passionate bird photographer.
India2019: A Signed Print from Maheswaran Karthikeyan, an award winning photographer from India!
India2017: A Signed Print from Pushpendu Paul, an award winning photographer from India!
India2016: A Signed Print from Dibyendu Das, one of the finest and award winning landscape photographers from India!
Shishir Pal Singh
India 2015: This is an award winning photograph & gifted by acclaimed photographer Shishir Pal Singh.
India2015: This is an award winning photograph of River Brahmaputra by acclaimed photographer Sadiqur Rahman.
India2015: This is an award winning photograph of the Rameswaram Temple by acclaimed photographer Saurabh Chatterjee.
India2014: I bought this one from a exhibition on Bathukamma by acclaimed photographer Chandrasekhar Singh. Bathukamma is the floral festival of state of Telangana, India. It was a fantastic exhibition and a great addition to my growing collection of photographs!
India2013: I bought this one at a charity exhibition in Hyderabad where acclaimed photographer, Rajesh Pamnani’s prints were up for sale. All the proceedings from this exhibition were used to buy bicycles for under-privileged school children. It was a fantastic exhibition for a good cause and a great addition to my growing collection of photographs!
Germany2012: It is a print exchange. He took a one of my prints for his Network: Selection 2012 exhibition & permanent collection & gave me this beautiful print.