This weekend, NCPA opens a new photography exhibition featuring works of late photographer Dhaval Dhairyawan. Despite a budding career that was cut short at 33 due to a heart ailment, he captured breathtaking frames of cars and bikes. His colleagues and friends have curated A Dhaval Dhairyawan Retrospective as a tribute to his unique imagination, which saw him showcasing cars /bikes against some of India’s most scenic backgrounds. From the Rann of Kutch, Rajasthan’s deserts to the stunning Cherrapunji, here are The GUIDE’s top picks
A unique mix of travel and car photography, this kind of shoot was never done for a car magazine before. Shot in the Rann of Kutch, the foot belongs to a salt pan worker in Kutch. PICs courtesy/Dhaval Dhairyawan; INFORMATION COURTESY/Vardhan Kondvikar
This magnificent picture of a Lancer Evo X in action was shot near a fishing village on road to Pondicherry from Chennai
Another picture from the Rann of Kutch, the cow skull was brought back to Mumbai after the shoot. Dhairyawan’s mother wouldn’t allow him to keep it inside, but he refused to part with it. Until the day of his death, the skull was lying in the back of his car
Set in Corbett National Park, Dhairyawan captured the off-roader Mitsubishi Montero from the top of an elephant
An Aston Martin V8 Vantage set against the Worli Sea Link
Till January 31, 12 pm to 8 pm
At Piramal Gallery, NCPA, Nariman Point.