Photography for me has never been about the apertures or shutter speeds or the ISOs.... its about a moment, an expression, a memory, a place, an emotion... Over the last few years, this thought has only deepened with encouragement from people who view my work and appreciate my thoughts !!!
Please do visit this link : Travel Tales from the Chai Ki Dukaan ! if you'd like to have a look at my travelogues and related pictures !
~ Working in/with/for the development sector and highlight the work done in the field using photography as a medium
~ Travel and Street Photography
I write @ Chai Ki Dukaan...
For the Technically inclined :
My Current Gear:
- Canon 400D
- Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX 12-24mm f/4
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
- Canon AE1 Program with a f1.4 FD lens
Currently dreaming of :
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
- Canon 5D M II but looks like that I would settle for a Canon 50D
- Apple MacBook Pro
Things and events that keep me going :
Photography Accolades and Exhibitions:
- World Photography Day Exhibition @ IHC, New Delhi in Aug'09. Details here
- 30on30 gets featured in an online youth magazine www.thecheezeway.com/india.html
- Winner in online competitions in various Flickr Forums
- Winner in various Photography Competitions @ Infosys
- Winner of Development Gateway Foundation Annual Photo Contest 2007
- Photo published in Oct'08 Edition of Tehelka ( Tehelka
- SideWalks Photo Exhibition (New Delhi, November'08)
- Photographs exhibited in SIMC Footprints'08 (FootPrints'08 ) to highlight issues on Child Labor and Development Work around it in Brass Industry in Moradabad, UP
- Photo published in the online version (3) of Taiwan based MOT Magazine
Mentors and People I admire
- Gaurav Srivastava
- Deepak Kumar
- Siddharth Trehan
- Ayan Khasnabis
- Ashish Kumar Shah
- Devjit Acharya
- Kshitiz Anand
- Koert Michiels
- Meghna Sejpal
- Nayeem KALAM
- Nida Shams
- Munish Khanna
- Pankaj Trivedi
- Paren Adhyaru
- Rui Palha
- Sanjay Nanda
- Zeeshan Nofil
- Claude Renault
I own the copyright for all the images/photographs in my Photostream unless otherwise mentioned
- School of Digital Photography 1,001,729 photos, 19,327 members
- Travels in The Indian Himalayas 13,111 photos, 913 members
- Adobe Lightroom 53,107 photos, 26,634 members
- Association of Indian Photographers 33,856 photos, 1,587 members
- Presetting Lightroom 115,944 photos, 14,129 members
- Chasing Shadows 40,506 photos, 1,845 members
- Your Best "Black and White" 2,826 photos, 1,195 members
- Adaptation Action Now! 116 photos, 49 members
- Flowerotica - Post ONE (1) COMMENT & AWARD 3 21,983 photos, 7,005 members
- LIFE IN INDIA 133,669 photos, 4,901 members
- Chandigarh Photography Club (CPC) 11,523 photos, 743 members
- Trinitas MicroStock Imaging 591 photos, 125 members
- MunishKhannaAcademy.com 7,397 photos, 269 members
- ! B&W - The Art of Photography (P1 C1 If You Wish To) NO SEPIA 451,535 photos, 16,613 members
- U&I Magazine 111,099 photos, 9,979 members
- Indian Copyright Laws 51 photos, 270 members
- New & Learning 203,890 photos, 9,408 members
- SAARC 41,827 photos, 2,257 members
- The Better Photography Society 116,450 photos, 3,369 members
- ~Indian Street Photography~ 53,110 photos, 2,612 members
- Photography Magazine, I Heart 720,073 photos, 17,005 members
- We travel the World 1,377,709 photos, 48,658 members
- ThePCA - The Photography Club of Ahmedabad 45,180 photos, 1,653 members
- Ljómi *a ray of light* Welcome 52,096 photos, 3,966 members
- DFC - *all about Digital, Film, Cameras, Lenses & Friends! 43,522 photos, 2,350 members
- FLOWERS 1,322,057 photos, 105,964 members
- Flickr Hacks 421 photos, 21,977 members
- India 272,545 photos, 7,910 members
- B&W 5,302,446 photos, 229,393 members
- Children of India 25,913 photos, 2,957 members
- The Portrait Group 3,058,255 photos, 165,817 members
- Faces ( Human Faces) only PHOTOS! 299,331 photos, 16,336 members
- Streets of India 53,514 photos, 2,302 members
- Black and white street photography 714 photos, 1,263 members
- All People 4,353,324 photos, 119,361 members
- Digital Classic Black and White 165,991 photos, 5,121 members
- Black & white portraits 381,771 photos, 33,969 members
- Digital Photography School 2,560 photos, 20,820 members
- People in Black & White 699,041 photos, 33,414 members
- Faces and faces - H.I.G.H.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y. 312,524 photos, 14,142 members
- StreetPhoto 1,369,212 photos, 30,826 members
- India as we see it 157,247 photos, 3,523 members
- Black and White 6,838,476 photos, 357,380 members
- photos from india 46,358 photos, 792 members
Paromita Deb Areng says:
"The man who taught me to appreciate Black and White Photography- Thats Prashant or PB for me. He is one among the very few photogs whose feedback matters. One of the few whose work has left me spellbound and inspired. If today I shoot BW flowers its because I feel in love with PB's BW Flowers...they r so inspiring !
His images are reflection of his soul- simple yet enduring.
Fantabulous PB !
Do continue to inspire by your work and your goodness... God Bless You always !"
May 20th, 2009
"Down to the roots and crisp..
Have a delightful journey through his stream.. :)
[I am a day old contact ]"
May 16th, 2008
~~ N ! t ! N ~~ says:
"The King of Black and White, Emperor when it come of capturing expression. I guess being a grounded person makes him see the smaller beauties of this world and being an avid traveler makes him present at right places at right time. Everyone of his shot amazes me and the words add charm to them. No wonder he is in top 5 people on Flickr i follow religiously and 3rd person am writing testimonial for.
A good human being and A true inspiration. On any given day even after years of journey, I will always give a big credit of me getting hooked to photography to him.
Buddy, You rocks as always....Keep showing us the world like no one else does."
May 6th, 2008
"uhhh.......what can I say about prashant......he is awesome.....his passion for photography is amazing.......love the creative way he clicks......."
April 10th, 2008
"Well, its been ages since i thought of writing a testimonial for Prashant, infact he was the only one for whom i could write one. His gallery is amazing; just enter his space and one can comfortably sprawl around. Each and every photograph speak volumes and the notes and thoughts gives it a form. I am sure Prashant is an inspiration for a lot of people on flickr and myself being one of them.
It gives me immense joy when i look at his work and probably thats his achievement. Simple photographs yet so much to say and share. The "true joy of photography" is reflected in every frame.
I believe that a photograph is a reflection of a photographer.....
Thanks for sharing your world with us Prashant."
July 8th, 2007
"I have always admired his work, especially his b&w compositions, after getting motivated from his photo stream I've decided to do some b&w people photography as well, and soon I'll be uploading some that sort of wonderful work, I've always believed that its the vision behind the viewfinder, that makes a picture to look good, and he has proved it...
You can see the life, and can make out the complete story from his pictures, i am looking forward to shot some pictures like him, may be some day i'll.
you rock bro....!!"
May 7th, 2007
"Creativity, and a difference in perspective....add photographical knack to put things within frames, and you have the combination that we call Prashant!! :-)"
April 15th, 2007
"the kid is evolving"
April 10th, 2007
"Prashant you are just brilliant!
Your creativity and approach to photography provides me with the WOW factor.. simply class-apart !"
March 22nd, 2007
"Whatever he ventures into …it always clicks!
Om is a brilliant photographer because he is a brilliant human being and hence capturing life comes naturally to him. He has the eye to observe and portray his subjects in a unique manner.
There are so many of his photographs that I can relate with."
March 12th, 2007
- Prashant Bhardwaj
- September 2005
- I am:
- IT Services Consultant
- Chai Ki Dukaan