For the world, Mr. K. Gowthaman is a banker with India's most prominent bank, but very few know how talented he is! His inclination towards cameras, lenses, nature and landscapes, made him passionate about photography.
Very soon, Mr. K. Gowthaman will exhibit his passion in his first ever photography exhibition named 'Alluring Hues'.
Reacho caught up with the talented photographer and this is what he had to say:
On his journey from a banker to a passionate photographer:
My first tryst with photography was some 25 years ago! At that time, I was fascinated with the whole procedure of clicking and developing photographs. When I visited London, I was bowled over by the beauty of the gardens. The flowers were so unique, so exotic that I decided to capture them in my camera. In India, I’ve clicked pictures of places like Coorg and Ooty. I have a huge collection of my clicks and my family and close friends forced me to take them out from my laptop’s gallery and display it for the world!
On a place which he wants to capture in his camera!
My wish list is very small, but I’d like to capture the beautiful Valley of Flowers, Himachal Pradesh in my camera. I’d been to the Northeast, but at that time, I didn’t explore it perfectly. But if given chance, I’ll surely cover it!
On advising budding photographers:
I’m not a trained photographer and neither did I attend any workshop. Actually, you don’t need to attend it, at first place. My only advice to the current generation of photographers is to take photography seriously. Also, try not to take pictures in auto mode, because even though shooting in manual mode is difficult, it is real photography. Clicking photographs in auto mode will not make you a great photographer.
On the things, Nagpur lacks!
See, I was born and brought up in a small town in Tamil Nadu. After that, I relocated to Mumbai and have lived all my life there. It was two years ago, that my bank transferred me to Nagpur. Nagpur is a great city to live in. Less traffic congestion, less pollution, and a peace! But if you ask me from a photographer’s point of view, there aren’t enough gardens in Nagpur. Also, there are few green patches near the Civil Lines area which are good for nature photography. Maybe, the extreme weather is to be blamed for this! The pictures that I’ve exhibited, some of them were clicked in Nagpur’s flower shows.
On what to expect from ‘Alluring Hues’ exhibition!
All the photographs that I’ve clicked in the last five years, be it from the scenic Queen’s Garden in London or Amsterdam and even the ones in Ooty and Coorg will be displayed in this exhibition. One thing, I’d like to mention is that I don’t do any kind of post-procedure on my clicks. I’m not even a pro at Adobe Photoshop and the photographs are all unedited and pure!
Also, this is the first time, I’m doing exhibiting them and that too in Nagpur, which makes this city more special for me! I just hope photography enthusiasts from Nagpur like my pictures and I’m open to feedback of every kind for them.
Catch a glimpse of Mr. Gowthaman’s extraordinary talent at the ‘Alluring Hues’ exhibition at Chitnavis Centre. The entry is free!
Date: Sunday, 30 April 2017 & Monday, 1 May 2017
Timing: 1 pm to 9 pm
Address: Rangayan Art Gallery, Chitnavis Centre, 56, Temple Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur