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Ishan Tankha’s Creative Approach to Photography

Abhishek Kumar Ishan Tankha is a professional photographer based in New Delhi, India. He is renowned for his unique style of photography, which combines traditional techniques with modern technology. He is known for his ability to capture the beauty of his subjects and the emotion in every moment. Ishan has worked with many high-profile clients, …

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Louis Daguerre’s Invention of Daguerreotype Photography and Diorama Theatre

 “I have seized the light! I have arrested his flight! The sun himself in future shall draw my pictures!” Louis Daguerre Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was a French artist, painter, photographer, and developer of the diorama theatre. He is most known for inventing the daguerreotype, one of the earliest widely used photographic processes. In order to make …

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Yoganathan’s new age Ramayan

In religious festivals and yearly ceremonies all over India, Ramayan\’s tales of valour, loyalty, and love are still told and performed thousands of years after they were first written. Drawing inspiration from the impact of this omnipresent cultural myth on everyday Indian life, Vasantha has retraced Rama’s legendary route from north to south India for …

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Born on this day: Brassai, ‘The Eye of Paris’ instrumental in establishing Photography as a Fine Art

On this day, 9th of September in 1899, Gyula Halasz was born in Brasso (Brasov), Austria-Hungary (now Romania) to a Hungarian father and Armenian mother. When he was three his family relocated to Paris, where his father worked as a French literature professor at the Sorbonne university. Gyula later went on to attend the Hungarian …

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Charles Sheeler: The Artist-Shutterbug Who Found Power In Modern Lines

July 16, On This Day Recognized as one of the early adopters of modernism in American art, Charles Sheeler was known for his Precisionist paintings and commercial photography. Born on July 16, 1883, a young Sheeler returned from a trip to Paris in 1909, inspired by the works of Cubist artists like Pablo Picasso and …

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Man of steel… and much more! This sculptor, photographer and enamellist was born today

November 12, On This Day With over six decades of rich experience as a prolific Indian painter, sculptor, enamellist, photographer and an academic researcher, Balan Nambiar was born on November 12, 1937 in Kerala’s Kannapuram, and turned 84 this year. His most extensive body of work is as a sculptor, and he has worked with …

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My father is a huge influence on me: Parthiv Shah on Haku Shah and his own journey as a photographer

In the final part of this special story, the Pothi team talks to Parthiv Shah about the changing perspectives in the world of art. He also has simple but crucial advice for young artists. You can read the first part of this story here. As we continue our conversation with photographer Parthiv Shah, the son …

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