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Behind the roving camera

THE ASIAN AGE. | PALAK DUBEY
Published : Aug 24, 2018, 5:51 am IST
Updated : Aug 24, 2018, 5:51 am IST

Sreesailam’s roving camera seems to absorb the right moments all the time.

Medaram Jatara 2018 — one of the photos showcased at the art gallery in Russia
 Medaram Jatara 2018 — one of the photos showcased at the art gallery in Russia

Photographer Sreesailam Pasupula has been travelling extensively from last one decade clicking remarkable pictures that leave indelible marks on the minds of the viewers.

Sreesailam Pasupala’s love affair with photography began a decade ago. All these years, he’s been travelling extensively to capture the tales of places through his camera. Sreesailam is just back from Russia, where his photography exhibition coincided with the FIFA World Cup. Recalling the visit Sreesailam shares, “FIFA is a big deal throughout the world and being at the venue helped me experience the fervour at its zenith. I showcased a series of 45 images clicked in India that was appreciated by the locals as well as tourists and foreigners. After seeing my photographs, a Russian art manager proposed a project for which I was to click pictures of St. Petersburg and those also got exhibited at a show.”

Sreesailam is now working on a project wherein he will be travelling to Russia every couple of months to capture the street life, cultural celebrations and major festivals. “My images will finally be exhibited at an art gallery and a book based on these images will also be launched,” he shares. Some of his photographs feature Russian models decked up in the traditional ‘Lambadi’ attire and accessories. The other images based on St. Petersburg capture the photographer’s perspective while traversing through a foreign country and unveiling its essence through the lens of his camera.

Sreesailam PasupalaSreesailam Pasupala

Sreesailam’s roving camera seems to absorb the right moments all the time. The images are perfect in terms of composition and emotional strength. They look natural, real and unpretentious. When asked about how he manages to get the perfect frame all the time, the photographer says he’s not satisfied with 90 per cent of his clicks. “Only 10 per cent of the clicked images get displayed. The secret to my photographs is that I keep walking for 10-15 km and keep on clicking. When I start my journey with the camera in hand, I embrace the moment with a neutral and blank mindset, welcoming each and everything I come across with a fresh perspective,” he says.

A Russian model decked up in the traditional ‘Lambadi’ attire and accessories clicked by SreesailamA Russian model decked up in the traditional ‘Lambadi’ attire and accessories clicked by Sreesailam

He is planning a solo show in Hyderabad in October wherein hundreds of photographs clicked by him in the last decade will be exhibited. Talking about photography and the responsibility that comes with being a professional photographer,
he shares, “Being a photographer is not easy. These days everyone has a mobile phone with a camera and many people are able to click beautiful pictures. A professional photographer is expected to walk the extra mile to be taken seriously. Patience and perseverance are needed in plenty and a lot of support from family and friends too.”

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