When the hippie got framed
While travelling, there are times, when we want to freeze some moments and frame them forever — the beautiful sky, the holiday home, the careless laughter and everything about that place which is in a different time. Not always do we have time, patience and a camera for it!
A modern hippie at heart and an entrepreneur by day — Manish Rathee’s love for photography and travel perfectly come across in his first solo photography exhibition — Shutter Hippie.
Having extensively travelled with his camera in India and abroad, Manish believes his style of photography is to capture the best shots that one comes across.
His pictures have the innate quality of teleporting the person to the captured location. A self-taught photographer, Manish’s works have a fresh appeal. There are photographs of New Zealand majorly; he calls the place a photographer’s paradise, for the dramatic clouds and locations provide perfect shots. Other than Greece, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Shimla, Ladakh, there are a few pictures which are clicked on the Delhi roads and the backyard of Manish’s place.
‘Photography has always meant to me to be able to preserve and safeguard memories. I have clicked pictures on first impressions. There are many scenic beauties you would want to click but, for me it has to be striking in the very first glance.
‘There is a picture of a cigarette with a withered leaf overturned on it which I found lying exactly like that on a Delhi street. This is what I meant by striking, to be able to capture that one very absorbing moment,’ explained Manish.
At: What’s Up Bharat, 1, Hauz Khas Village
On Till: 10 September 2012