After traveling to various places around the world, Huzefa Rangwala will open his photography show at Pradarshak Gallery from 25 April to 07 May 2011.
Most travel photographers hope to document the landscape in a way so that the viewer is transported on the same journey that the photographer took. Rangwala for his debut show at Pradarshak gallery captures various moments from his travels and each piece tells a story. The captured moments reflect various emotions ranging from joy to true delight and the viewer is transported on to an emotional journey irrespective of the destination.
These moments move from personal space to urbanscape. A piece entitled Solitude is deeply moving as it captures a state of happiness that is controlled. This state of happiness is achieved consciously in solitude and if one were to lose control this solitude can become loneliness. From Solitude Rangwala transports us to Celebration, which is more involved and the feeling of joy and happiness is shared.
The prints included in the show are a good representation of Rangwala’s technique and skills. His photographs celebrate travel and they do not only give an insight into the psyche of a place but remind us to let go as well.
In conversation with Huzefa Rangwala.
ae: Who is Huzefa Rangwala?
hr: Jack of all
ae: Where are you from?
hr: I could be from Mexico, Java, Borneo or India. Let them natives decide.
ae: When did you first discover your creative talents?
hr: 29 years after I was born. Yep, I am old.
ae: What motivates you?
hr: Redundancy at my current workplace.
ae: Describe your style
ae: Share a funny incident while capturing a moment.
hr: Year: 2008, Place: Bayous of Louisiana, Incident: I was shooting gators with my Nikon D60 and tamron 18-250mm. Two African-American women shooting gators with their Motorola Razors and asking the ‘crocs’ to smile.
ae: Describe yourself in five words.
hr: Confused. Spendthrift. Insomniac. Facebookworm. Creative.
ae: One thing besides your camera that you carry on your trips?
hr: Myself – to carry the camera.
ae: Your next destination?
hr: Tibet? You bet! 🙂
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