what an experience !!
it started far far before.. than the actual days of exhibition.. from sending entries to the exhibit to the last day of exhibit.. P@P told to submit 5 entries for exhibit, which i did.. n they select all those 5 entries for exhibit.. i was winner at that moment only!! :D Initially, i had selected some other 5 fotos to send.. but those were not fit in the categories shared by them.. so new 5 fotos!! :)
That's my Life (shot at Rajasthan)
Senior Talk (shot at Mahalakshim temple, Kolhapur)
Holi (from my building terrace)
Character in Rust (shot at Chor-Bazaar, Mumbai)
A night in Mumbai (shot at Marine Drive, Mumbai - 4.25 am)
Meantime, Suhas and Pankanj (admins of P@P) asked me to design event communications, so i did. I started work.. n that also goes well.. most important here.. they didnt interfere in design like very typical client. n that's why i enjoyed the work. It was funn working with P@P team. I enjoyed making DRUSHTIKON 2009 designs - posters, hoarding, banners, invitation, flyer, sponsor card, NGO's sheet, photographer info page etc.
exhibit was on 13-14 and 15th november at pune.. was not able to be there on the first day.. ie. on friday as i cought up in office work, but was there for next 2 days. Those 2 days were really yaadgaar.
Aai-Baba was there on the day two! Sahil, Sanil, Omkar, Ballu, Sushil, Vishal D, Aamod, Nilesh, VivekD n their friends were with me in the morning. Presence of Aai-Baba and these friends made my day. I met Rushi, Suhas, Pankaj, Soumitra for the first time there. Suhas's expressions after seeing was ttotally unexpected. After exhibit.. ie. after 9.oo pm, Bhushan's guitar Mehfil started.. what a singer + guitarist he is!!! I missed his mehfil on friday night and also on the sunday night. :(
Next day, on Sunday, Saarang came with his cousin there.. (i literally forgot to wish him there.. his b'day.. i was so excited about the event.. :). Then sudi, nishant, mrudula and richa visited. Had funn with them as well. Thanx guys! :)
I was supposed to have a workshop on colourscheme on Saturday, but was not able to do that for some great reasons! but it happened on Sunday then.. the workshop of Photoshop - toning, adding colours, adding textures to photos - ie. enhancing photos through PS with tones n textures. It was a success with the help of Rushi and Suhas.
FLOP magazine arranged a unique program there of viewers choice. At the entrace, they shared a paper with the viewers n told them to select their top 5 fotos from the exhibit. i found, every viewer was doing this pro-actively and after 2 days of exhibit i came to know, my "Character in Rust' was in TOP 5. WAAAH!
chk below links for more about the exhibit
DAY ONE DAY TWO & THREE
Some Photographs of the exhibit
PHOTOGALLERY - DRUSHTIKON 2009
cant wait for DRUSHTIKON - 2010!