I share with you some of the photographs depicting the beauty that we encountered on the way from Manali to Leh, then to Pangong Tso Lake, the Nubra Valley and then back to Srinagar. This was the most memorable trip I had done in my life, and also the longest as it lasted over 18 days in the July of 2014
For me, clicking the shutter is only the start of the process of making a photograph. It starts much before that, with preparation – choosing the location, the right gear and the composition of the photograph, and continues after – with the post processing before getting the final product that the photographer wanted to create.
When a painter paints a landscape or a portrait, he might choose to use color or do it in black and white, he might choose to paint it with a darkish tone to it, or paint something completely abstract depending on his/her taste or style. That is his artistic imprint over the painting he is creating.
Similarly I believe that photography is an art form, and the photographer can use the camera as a tool just like the painter uses his brush and colors to create a photograph, which might or might not confirm with reality.
Art and design form the central element in the how the stations provide a unique visual treat to the passengers of the Munich (München) metro system.
In this photo essay, I have tried to capture the stations during or around the peak traffic hours, showing how the city and its passengers can move around in a beautiful and artistic environment.
The creative journey of a photographer goes through many milestones, and I think everybody realises at some point that the camera (and other gear) doesn’t really matter that much, and great award winning photographs can be taken with just a smartphone or any point and shoot camera.
In this article I have tried to summarise the steps a photographer goes through (if one does) as photography goes from being a hobby to a profession to an obsession.