North By North East
Delhi-based, he wants his photographs to speak a thousand words, for ‘a photograph only captures what a photographer has seen, and therefore, a journey and a camera only complement each other’. Devraj Chaliha’s early love-affair with the camera has taken him on some wild adventures, from rallies to festivals to industries to temple-towns to conservation projects and more. Hailing from Assam, he enjoys travelling to and capturing any place where there exists a plethora of life, music, imagination and opportunity.
He specialises in travel, festival, portrait, tribes and ceremony photography around the world. “As a child I have always been passionate about history and faraway places and tribes with an ancient culture.” Before Anthony Pappone became a photographer, he was a traveller who ‘loved to turn and look’ but then struck by the Ladakh festival and the photos that he could take there, he started to follow festivals and ceremonies around the world. “At present I am working my photo projects with very bright lenses; my favourite lens is the wide angle….”
Weekend carburettor cleaner. Weekday copywriter. When he’s not writing for commercial or love interests, you’ll find him travelling. Mostly on the Deccan Queen to spend time with his four aged bikes and friends in Pune. Or to see his girlfriend in Delhi. Ameya Gokhale shoots with a Canon 5D Mark II when time permits. Loves shooting babies, ‘in the most humane way possible’, out-of-the-normal bike rides and weddings for friends.
Kanchi Mehta is a Goa-based artist, curator and writer for the arts. She is also the founder of Chameleon Art Projects, an initiative to establish stronger foundations for young and experimental artists across the globe.
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