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"We all know that learning is a continuous process, and also that creativity is inside us and when the learning curve hit creativity, we get marvels..but the meeting of this co-ordinates is solely dependent on the interest and the will to learn of the Artist involved" One such artist is Sudip Roy, who is continuously learning and applying his creativity through his camera and lenses. Started photography with a KB10 Kodak film camera, taking shooting as it came to him. The transformation to Digital media was through Canon A530 and it all started. The biggest stepping stone was getting connected with numerous photographers in a photo sharing website which let him connect and learn from his friends and thus enhancing his quality of work through sheer hardwork. The best pass time of this pharmaceutical professional is to just go out with his camera and shoot the city and its flavors , be it ancient and modern architecture or the old markets and its faces. He loves the aesthetics attached with human faces which tell stories about their experiences in life and loves to revisit those old architectural genuises which housed the history of modern India and likes to present them in his own way.
  • Canon 400D,
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon50mm f1.8, Sigma 10-20, Tamrron 17-50f2.8
  • Canon 430exII speedlight

Dondi Rituals|দণ্ডি কাটা

Published April 19th, 2014

It is a ritual of Hindus, performed on the day of Shitala Puja, a Hindu Goddess who is worshipped to protect people against many Hindrance and diseases. On an auspicious hot summer day scores of Hindus after taking a dip in the river Ganga at Kalighat, a renowned holy place in Kolkata, perform this ritual locally (in West Bengal, India) known as ‘Dondi’. Here devotees wriggle on their belly under sun light & water is spread over them to avoid burns.

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Gajan Fair| গাজন মেলা

Published April 15th, 2014

Gajan (Bengali: গাজন) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is associated with such deities as Shiva, Neel and Dharmathakur.The word gajan in Bengali comes from the word garjan or roar that sannyasis (hermits} emit during the festivities.[1]Alternatively, the word gajan is considered a combination of parts of two words - ga is from the word gram meaning village and jan is from the word janasadharan meaning folk. In this sense gajan is a festival of village folk.Fairs are often associated with the celebration of gajan.

I went to a small village in west bengal to capture the essence of this festival, here are some assorted pictures from the fair.

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বসন্ত উত্সব/Spring festival

Published March 19th, 2014

It is a colourful festival specially in Bengal which occurs at the end of winter when spring comes with its beauty. Its is also known as Holi in other parts of India. Rabindranath Tagore started Basanta Utsab in his institution with colourful cultural programmes, which was later celebrated in other parts of Bengal as well. Its the festival of welcoming spring when natures shows its beauty with colourful flowers like Palash, Shimul etc.

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