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Present-day photography more tech-aided: Sandip Ray

Though present-day photography has become much more technology aided,it has its merits and de-merits,said film...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: April 13, 2012 5:55 pm

Though present-day photography has become much more technology aided,it has its merits and de-merits,said film director and ace photographer Sandip Ray. With digital cameras,one can immediately check the result of a click and improvise,based on what he or she has just seen,he said,adding,“This helps every camera person,both new ones and seasoned.” He was at the inauguration of a photography exhibition titled ‘Changing Lanes’ in Kolkata.

In case of previous analogue cameras,there was an element of suspense that is missed now,said the director of photography of father Satyajit Ray’s last three films,Ganashatru (1989),Shakha Proshakha (1990) and Agantuk (1991). “We miss the suspense waiting for the reel to be developed and the images unfolding later,which largely depended on perception,” he said. Impressed by the works of upcoming photographers,Ray said,“Their works should be known,appraised and assessed by cinematographers as well as photographers.”

“Being a photographer myself,I always support those who bring forth the unseen shades of this world. I feel that the eyes of a photographer always take out the hidden beauty of an object that most commoners miss,” he said. Coming to his first tryst with still photography,Ray said “I started taking snaps while being in school and then I started accompanying father to the sets and the interest grew and remained with me.”

Coming to the photo exhibition,“Both the colour and black and white photos taken by Indrajit Dutta and Lopamudra Talukdar are simply brilliant. The two exhibited 50 photos at a south Kolkata gallery. “This was one of the best exhibitions I have seen in recent times,” Ray said.

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