- Sambhavi Sinha
5 Amazing Indian Travel Photographers You Need to Know
The thing that sets photography apart from other art forms is its unique ability to capture a fleeting moment. And travel photography, good travel photography, is an experience; it makes you engage with the energy of that space and the people in it. What it is not, is a recording. A record, an archive, is static information, and these pictures, though they may technically hold a lot of information about their various subjects, transcend a little further into the world of art. What does that mean, though? Well, let’s find out.
(A quick note before we dive in, and this is might also be valuable for those of you who want to get into photography- professional or as a hobby. We have included the links to the gear these artists use, which should give you a solid frame of reference. That being said, the camera does not make the photographer any more than the robes make the monk, so don’t be too disheartened at the prices!)
Here's out carefully curated list of 5 awesome Indian travel photographers you need to know.
1. Rahul Singi
Instagram - @photowale.bapu
Rahul is a Bangalore based photographer who got into photography while on a trip with his friends in office. He started shooting with just his phone, and the photos he took were a hit, so he eventually graduated to a professional camera – though he does still use his phone to click pictures. He and his camera have been to many places since then, from Agra to Coorg, taking pictures that, as Rahul says in his bio, ‘create memories, one click at a time’.
Though his subjects are varied, his work has a single general vibe, which is difficult to describe, but I suppose that’s why a picture is worth a thousand words! The way he uses slightly exaggerated perspective and eye levels makes you feel as if you’re right there in the moment, be it experiencing the majesty of ancient forts and temples, or quiet everyday experiences like a cup of chai while you work. Capturing the feeling of a space is essential to travel photography, but Rahul goes a step further, creating stories, and all these stories have a running theme; the human experience.
Cameras - Go Pro,