Sunday, March 22, 2015

-Profile- Living with Fascination Bhumesh Bharti

Living with Fascination
Bhumesh Bharti
 Born on 13th June, 1969 in Dehradun (Uttarakhand-India), Bhumesh is a self-taught photo-artist. He started clicking as a hobby when he was in class 9.  After doing his graduation he got a chance to work for National Literacy Mission of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samithi- Delhi. During this project he had an opportunity to travel many villages of different parts of India. This created his interest in Social Life photography. Here after photography became his passion. Later Bhumesh worked for many important organizations. His creative works proved to be of great importance for all these bodies.  
Though he is well competent in various branches of photography, he mainly focuses on capturing people and places. He is a free lance photo journalist. As a photo journalist, he not only clicks, he writes also. Whenever he gets chance, he feels satisfied in making documentaries over social issues. While doing this he always gives importance to story-telling value.
To encourage the art of photography among new comers and students he started Colored Leaf Photography Group in 2012.  Today there are about 500 members in this group. This group has organised many exhibitions and workshops till date.   
Bhumesh has to his credit many prestigious awards and recognition.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma 

Monday, March 9, 2015

-Dashboard- “Innocent Childhood”

"Innocent Childhood"
This time I am before you with a photograph, titled, “Innocent Childhood”. This image is one of my favorites. This photograph was clicked in Abhaypur Village of District Pilibhit (U.P, India) around 10 years back. I was there for documenting the archaeological excavation conducted by The Department of Ancient History and Culture, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (where I work). A day I was strolling nearby our site in leisurely mood during the tea break. I suddenly saw this small girl standing in the field of wheat. She was watching at our team with curious expressions. Her innocence fascinated me deeply. Furthermore her red-colour dress against the golden crop of wheat seemed quite eye catching. I did not delay to portray her. Out of the clicked frames, this is one of them. I used a Nikon F 80 camera with a Sigma 170-500 mm lens.

The children in the villages are often far away from the complexity of the cities’ life. They are much down to earth, and so they are unique.

Dr. Pankaj Sharma