Art of the season
Kandukuri Ramesh Babu, a journalist by profession and a writer by choice is a photographer by passion. All his works are based on the lives of unsung heroes and the values for which they strive despite odds.
Kandukuri Ramesh Babu, a journalist by profession and a writer by choice is a photographer by passion. All his works are based on the lives of unsung heroes and the values for which they strive despite odds. To take the mission further, he has begun to exhibit his images. ‘Chitralipi’, capturing Rangoli (Muggu) that is specially seen during the festival time of Sankranti, is his second solo photography show in Hyderabad.
He says that ‘Chitralipi’ has all the qualities to make good art. The basis of the drawing is symbols and dots. While forming them a woman has the opportunity to express herself to maintain and develop her freedom, creativity and individuality. Beauty is the prime preoccupation of art.
“I strongly feel that this art is not something to be displayed in art galleries or to be exhibited in rich houses as a symbol of status and wealth. In the villages, in everylane it is almost a daily public display of art. This art would produce in the spectators mind a kind of happy contentment that cannot be had through money or by any other material means,” he adds.
As we all know that women always follow very simple philosophy in life. They excel in finding happiness in day to day activities. This quality makes them special and outstanding. “The hard work they put to create appealing designs made me to click them while performing the art,” he points out.
As a journalist and photographer, he got absorbed into the mission of celebrating the life of the ordinary people.
Even in the present work, he wanted to express the zeal for life and people. “So, I captured such women while they are in an intimate and dedicated expression and of course not only women but men and children too from all the walks of lives.” All the works he had exhibit were captured in Hyderabad,especially in Musheerabad and the majorityexposures are from Parsigutta, where he lives.