Bureaucrat, photographer, biker and writer extraordinaire dazzles with Infra-Red photography exhibition
New Delhi, February 9th, 2013: What would you say of a man who rides alone to Ladakh on his Bullet motorcycle in eleven days, taking time off from his busy schedule as a civil servant, and then takes the most stunning photographs, deploying the little used and known infra red technology?
Shamim Akhtar tries to answer that question by mounting an elaborate photography exhibition, Ladakh Hues at India Habitat Centre. Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister in a glittering ceremony attended by the who’s who of Delhi’s cultural and artistic elite the exhibition in open till the 16th of February. It has on display the best of his photographs culled from his Ladakh sojourn. This will be a rare occasion for the denizens of Delhi to catch a glimpse of Shamim’s stunning oeuvre, and is expected to draw the who’s who of the city’s literary elite.
Shamim Akhtar attributes his intrepid forays into the beautifully varied terrain of the Himalayan mountainous region to a possible karmic connection. “ It’s possible that I have a connection from a previous life with the beautiful Himalayan region, as I definitely feel most at peace when riding in the shadow of these awesome mountains.”
Judging by the euphoric response of those who attended the inauguration, Shamim Akhtar is one artiste you should watch the space for.
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