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We wanted to give a glimpse of this land filled with surprises and stark contrasts. Here in this post we have selected some absolutely stunning b/w pictures from various ingenious photographers around the world. We strongly believe these pictures would stir and produce more young talents to boom from this incredible country.
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You can have a look at more of Prashant’s captures on his website, here.
All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.
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India has been a draw for talented photographers from all over the world for a long time now. They come here fascinated by the vibrant culture, diversity and rich colours of the land.
India, the land of diversities well known for its rich colors, contradictions and wonderful cultures running within every state along the length and breadth. Whereas, monochrome does protrude much into the emotional part of conveying a story. How mystical and magical would it be for a street photographer to perceive and present some of the grandiose pictures designing the beauty and strange contrasts of this country.
Over the years, its been the photographers from other countries who has always cherished and captured the true essence of this land. Right from the age of Henri Cartier-Bresson many American, English and European Photographers had showed a major interest to travel India for its gift of cultural variety and abundant landscape beauty. The People of this land seem to be more than welcoming to the photographers. To underline a Stat, renowned Photo Journalist Steve McCurry has traveled India more than 85 good times.
But why is Prashant fascinated with black and white photography? “We see the world in colour, so rendition of the world in grayscale makes us pause and look closely, allows us to see the subject and its context more directly and lets us connect more easily. As Ted Grant said rightly ‘When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!’”
Almost in all the pictures here, the idea of vision and the art of seeing has been borrowed and learnt from the master photographers who were foreign to this country. The surprises they encountered has been translated into beautiful photographs, which later became a valuable example for others to pursue.
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Pictures tell stories like no words can ever capture. And when pictures are in black and white, the contrast adds a whole new artistic dimension to these tales.
Prashant Godbole, who has been working in the advertising industry for the last 25 years, loves to capture everyday India, but in monochrome.
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“I am not a trained photographer. Photography is my hobby. I am a trained visualiser/art director. My job is to come up with visual stories. All my advertising work reflects what I see around me; as an artist you are observing people and their diversity, traditions, culture, their emotions like affection, happiness, love, greed, lust, joy, fear, etc. The only way to make sense out of this is to plunge into it, move with it, enjoy and find connection in the moment. Also, when you are photographing, you are capturing your own perception of the duration of events in time. What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, and they give you the ability to revisit and share the experience with others with their sense of perception,” says Prashant.