Lensman Deepak Acharya exhibits pictures from his journeys across the country and abroad
After four years of travelling extensively across the country and abroad, amateur photographer Deepak Acharya is hosting his first six-day solo exhibition which opens at Attic in Connaught Place here this coming Monday.
Titled “Vagabond with a Camera”, the exhibition will display a wide variety of pictures of local people, customs and topography offering an insight into the places he has visited.
According to Deepak, travel and photography go hand in hand. “Keeping this in mind, I have captured images during my extensive travels across the country and abroad from 2008 to 2012. The basic idea was to capture the beauty of our country. I am not a professional but have a passion for capturing images on my camera. I have been impressed with the work of British photographer Timothy Allen who comes on British Broadcasting Corporation.”
During his visits to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and in Sikkim, Kerala, Goa, Puducherry and Karnataka, Deepak has produced 4,000 images. Since the gallery could only accommodate 20 pictures, Deepak had to sort the best and the most appropriate ones. “Initially I enjoyed the exercise of sorting out the pictures – five from Sikkim, one from Kerala and three from Goa. But slowly it became a laborious and painstaking exercise!”
A budget traveller, Deepak always travels alone. To save on expenses, he books his flights in advance. Instead of hotels, he prefers living in homes of strangers.
He had a unique experience in Kerala when a fisherman showed his large-heartedness by giving him space in his small house. “Even though he had small accommodation, he was at his hospitable best. He not only served me a traditional Malayali meal on a banana leaf but also showed me a coastal town, which I will never forget.”