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17 March 2017

Creative Head of the week : Akash Negi

Akash Negi, the photographer to whom photography came as a realisation while scrolling down Instagram, lives in Nagpur and is presently pursuing engineering. It was almost three years ago when he shifted to Nagpur. When he was new to Instagram, he used to upload selfies only. Later, he came across some really good Indian photographers and admired their work, but all he had was a cell phone. That’s when he thought “Can I click good pictures without any professional camera?”

 

Akash Negi

 

Eventually, he started trying ‘cell phone only photography’. He uses a phone which costs less than 15000 INR, so there’s no high-end equipment involved. When shooting with a mobile you have to take the perfect frame, there’s no scope of cropping the photo as the quality degrades, says Akash.

 

People say it’s very easy shooting with a phone, on the contrary Akash believes that it needs a lot of precision and hard work. The pictures he clicks are never pre-planned. He has immense love for long exposure shots that are spontaneously composed at the location only. People appreciating his work and asking him to help out with phone photography drives him to create more and he makes sure that he never misses out on any of the Direct Messages he receives. The whole Instagram community inspires him. His favourite accounts being @brandonwoelfel, @bryanadamc and @achalmishra.

The Tool Kit, Equipment and Softwares he uses are phone based, for clicking, YU Yureka and Nubia Z9 mini. Nubia Z9 mini has a fully manual camera, he then processes the pictures using phone apps like Snapseed, VSCO, PicsArt and Polarr. He has recently started using Adobe Lightroom.

 

©Akash Negi

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Art | Blog

17 February 2017

Creative Head of the week : Pulkit Kamal

Pulkit Kamal is an Artist with interests in ‘Minimalism’ art. He thinks it’s the most complicated of all digital art. He came across minimalism when he went through the archives of famous Swiss designers such as Joseph Müller-Brockmann, Armin Hoffman and other legendary artists. Also, amazed at the judicious use of space, subject, grid and typo in their posters, he has since then been on a voyage to discover and dedicate his life to the love of what he does and loves the most.

Pulkit Kamal

 

To identify and justify ‘who he is and what he wants in life’ is his biggest challenge till date. It is worth mentioning that Pulkit has never studied art and has neither gone to school to study it! Even though he says it’s not pure talent, hard work according to him is quintessential for any talent to appear.

When he hated his first job which was in Ahmedabad, all he wanted to do was to get out eagerly. He’d always liked the Scandinavian and Swiss design and used to follow a few agencies based in the Scandinavian region. That’s when a decision to make that kind of art in Microsoft Power Point, Photoshop and Illustrator commenced. ‘Even today, whenever I see a digital art or a poster, I feel like I’ve seen an inexplicably beautiful lady’, says Pulkit Kamal.

 

 

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

 

To Pulkit, visual art is the depiction of an idea or philosophy into an emotional experience. He says, ‘My day starts with making weird art on Photoshop and my day ends with a finished art on Instagram with an excerpt from my novel’. He also makes use of time by making conceptual composite artworks work on fonts or some disfigured nudes.

 

Mr Pulkit Kamal also doesn’t want to categorise his art and has been exploring everything starting from Fine Art to Conceptual Art and even making Composite Images! To put it briefly, he makes dark and surreal moody conceptual art that is inspired by ‘pure human emotions’. To our surprise, Pulkit has been creating art for only a year now. He recently started creating composite artworks which he believes ‘keeps the therapists at bay’. His strongest skill set is definitely the ability to feel everything and anything ‘strongly’!

His typical working process consists of starting with a rough scribble or a hazy image in the head and then spending time looking for stock pictures under ‘CC0 license’. If he finds something close to what he wants, then he starts working on the composition and editing. The image takes around 3 hours to 3 days which heavily depends on his state of my mind. He experiments on the image for hours solely based on the emotions he’s been feeling. The artwork creations have different modus operandi, feelings and Photoshop blend well for him!

 

On asking him what are his five favourites other that art, he promptly replies, ‘My Family, keeping quiet, studying the universe, photography and wine (not in order)’.

The inner artist in him advises our readers to ‘work hard, be true to yourself and understand who you really are. Fall in love and smile if you fail!’.

When asked about mentioning an interesting story, this is what he had to say; ‘Andromeda galaxy is approaching our Milky Way galaxy at about 110 km/s and will collide with our galaxy in next 4 billion years.’

 

 

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

©Pulkit Kamal

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