From the Indian wilderness to the magic of the African sun, the serene Himalayas to monks walking on sand, the mesmerising photographs by Kaustubh Upadhye and Gaurav Athalye capture the beauty of different lands.
Both photographers, whose photographs are currently on display at an exhibition titled Missing Compass, share a common love for the wild. “This exhibition is a compilation of everything related to our travels that have taken us from the Himalayas to Africa’s tribes,” says Athalye, adding, “It includes photographs of animals, people and cultures from around the world. This is our fourth exhibition on the same lines.”
When it comes to the kind of photographs Athalye enjoys taking most, pat comes the reply: “Wildlife and portraits,” he says. Though, it is often patience, not passion that one needs to capture the best shots, believes Athalye.
On display will be the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, Sikkim and Bhutan. “Every photograph has a story behind it,” shares Athalye, who is happy to narrate the incidents that led to each photograph.
The nature-based photographs are also an attempt to promote off-beat destinations to cosmopolitan residents, eager to explore exotic locations. “Our thirst for exploring unknown pockets in the planet is deep. Hence, we started Jungle Lore, a travel boutique that thrives on off-beat destinations,” he says.
The travel-hop shop
Products from The Jungle Lore store that is based on the three motivational factors that shape the group’s activities — wildlife conservation, travel and awareness through art — will be available.
Till July 17, 11 am to 8 pm
At Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, Kothrud.