Around the world in 40 photos

Oct 13, 2011, 10:53 IST | Jolene Fernandes

Catch MB Nambiar's solo landscape photography exhibition this weekend

Catch MB Nambiar's solo landscape photography exhibition this weekend

A businessman by profession, MB Nambiar picked up the camera out of sheer curiosity and made photography his hobby. Over the years, he honed his skills as a photographer and he is now geared to showcase 40 of his landscape photographs at a solo exhibition focusing on the places that Nambiar has travelled to so far.

Life in a hilly terrain

"My camera accompanies me on every journey I take, whether it is to Europe, Kenya or Leh-Ladakh." He adds that he loves clicking landscape photos as it gives a lot of freedom to compose his shots  and meditate upon the subjects in each frame.

The serene beauty of Leh Ladakh

The exhibition is in aid of the NGO Cochlea which works towards rehabilitation, medical aid and education of hearing impaired infants and children, especially those coming from underprivileged backgrounds. It will feature an eclectic mix of photographs. "I didn't plan to sell my photographs but I was touched by what Cochlea is doing for the welfare of young disadvantaged children and I changed my mind," he says.

Coastal landscape

Nambiar's first encounter with the NGO was during the treatment of his own hearing ailment at a medical faculty when he noticed teachers at work with hearing impaired children. He was touched and impressed by the unique and all-encompassing approach the NGO took towards their cause. From there was born the desire to help the children and the NGO and he opted to channel his love for photography for their benefit.

His advise for youngsters is to observe. "Many young photographers take a lot of pictures with their digital cameras. I feel that instead of just doing that, they should observe their surroundings carefully, and create pictures with a meaning."

Besides landscapes from various places, he was travelled to, macro and nature photography will also be on display at this exhibition-cum-sale. So, if you want to travel the world with MB Nambiar, head to this exhibition and get transported to scenic locations captured on camera.

On October 14 to 18, 10 am to 8 pm
At PMC New Art Gallery on Ghole Road, Deccan.

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