Its been one year since Jaya Lal Khanna,a well know city-based architect,passed away. Now,as a tribute to him,his son Anuraag has put up an exhibition of Khannas select black-and-white photographs, called Timeless Expressions. Khanna was an avid photographer and traveller,and a connoisseur of all things artistic. My father saw the city grow from a vast empty farmland into the mini metropolis that it is today. Architecture was always his second love; his first love was photography, says Anuraag.
Jeo,as Khannas friends called him,had a keen eye for detail and was able to capture human emotions as well as nature in his frames. There was always something about photography that relaxed and excited him, says Anuraag,adding how his fathers photographs always told stories. He would always have something to say,to express. He used the camera to convey his own emotions, says Anuraag. Even though he had never formally trained or practised as a photographer,Khannas images were often selected for various competitions. The ongoing exhibition showcases black-and-white images that highlight the expressions of ordinary people that Khanna came across. Vivid,private,mysterious,happy,sad,haunting,distant,ecstatic or peaceful every picture tells a different story.
The exhibition is on at Books and Brew,Sector 16,till April 13.