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23 June 2017

Creative Head of the week : Sachit Chainani

Sachit Chainani is a person trying to step out of the box with his vision and ideology. He is someone who likes chilling on the beaches as well as trekking on mountains. He loves the sunset and waits for the sunrise. He clubs on the songs like one dance, closer and loves listening to old kishore kumar songs late night. He is on a mission to create innumerable stories in his life to tell people about. He just picked his mom’s phone in his teens to click pictures around wherever they went and they luckily would turn out to be great. He started enjoying that part and started practising it more to just get better but he wasn’t exposed to this part of creativity still. He demanded for a camera when he realised he is ready to seriously practise this little hobby that gives him happiness and makes other people smile when he shows them his pictures. He didn’t realise when did this hobby turn into passion and now, he would want to make this something he could survive on.

As per Sachit, taking a picture is quite simple which anyone and everyone can do. What actually interested him in a picture is its beauty, simplicity, elegance and the way he looks at it because this is going to be his signature in his picture. In his belief, a watermark isn’t something that is going to tell people this is his picture but his vision would. He approaches the nature the way he wants it and approaches people with a smile to never offend them and makes sure to get the best of that consent.

Travelling anywhere gets him to observe things in a way people wouldn’t generally. A very typical photographer’s thing drives him to create a picture.

He himself is pretty sorted as an inspiration to click but the amazing photographers he sees on Instagram who create something marvellous are his major inspirations to keep learning new things and implementing a lot of techniques in his pictures.
He, currently, is not to fancy with his equipments and software. He uses a Nikon D5100 (crop sensor camera) with a basic kit lens and he edits his pictures on Light room.

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Photos by ©Sachit Chainani

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22 June 2017

Interview with Photographer : Auditya Venkatesh

Meet the man behind Audi Photography, always encouraged to create.

Auditya Venkatesh

 

Inspiro India: Tell us something about yourself and how did you start creating?

– Right from when I was a kid, I was always encouraged to create. Initially, I used to sketch and paint a lot. It was a lot of fun trying to put down the little thoughts I had on my mind on paper.

 

Inspiro India: How did you develop interest in this field?

– Back in the day, our families would only take pictures of important occasions or festivals, and those pictures would fascinate me a lot. I loved how you could relive one exact moment in the past with all those memories rushing back to you by just looking at one picture. So much in fact that when I was still too young to be trusted with a camera I would sketch people, a little negative along with it, put a time stamp on it, and then put it in an envelope like they used to back in the day. But I’d never thought it would’ve become a career.

 

 

Inspiro India: Did you face any kind of problems while pursuing this field? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?

– As with anything there were definitely challenges, but in retrospect it made me stronger and made the journey more memorable.

From not knowing where to start because it was still “unconventional”, to having to convince everyone around while hearing negative things about your choices, people taking me for a ride in my initial days in the name of “opportunity” and a “platform”, there’s been a lot. But I think I’ve learnt from it, and that’s the most important thing. I love doing what I do! As long as I’m getting to learn, travel and interact with interesting people I’m a happy man.

 

Inspiro India: What is it about Travel-photography that interest you the most? What are your top three favourite photography locations? And Why? 

– My dad was in a job where he travelled often, and so whenever he’d come back to town he’d take us on a little trip, that is when I fell in love with travel. This is why any place I went to felt like home away from home. So when I took up photography, I looked to travel for inspiration because that’s how it all began. It’s really hard for me to put down just 3, but for me I’d say Kashmir, Sikkim and Gokarna so far.

 

Inspiro India: If not this, What would have Auditya been doing?

– I dropped out of CA to be a photographer, so I’d probably have been a not very happy auditor or accountant somewhere.

 

Inspiro India: What is typically in your camera bag while travelling?

– One camera body which is my A7R2, and 3 lenses, namely the 16-35, 55, and the 70-200. My hard drive, ND Filters, a mini tripod and a Rode mic make up the accessories.

 

Inspiro India: Could you tell our readers how to reach such excellent results in travel photography and wedding photography (both)?

– It works in 3 steps for me. Creating the narrative/story in your head, capturing it as best as you can on the camera which means being well versed with your camera and the technicalities, and then polishing it all up in post.

 

Inspiro India: Can you please explain how one should go for Mobile Photography?

– I love smartphone photography. It takes photography back to the basics for me and helps me create more with challenging restrictions.

We get very used to equipment we have and sometimes that may make us lazy without us realising, we don’t end up shooting if we don’t have a particular lens. But with smartphone you know this is what you have, so it makes you think as you create, you have one fixed lens so you move in and move out, and do everything you can to come away with a good image. As it must always be.

 

Inspiro India: Describe your post-processing work flow And the equipment that you use?

– I usually import all my images into their respective catalogues in lightroom, and then keyword them. If there needs to be more work done, I work on them in photoshop and then save them back on here. That simple. There is no specific equipment that I use for processing.

If I’m just posting it to social media though, a lot of the times I just transfer the files from my camera via wifi to my phone and just upload it directly.

 

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Photos by ©Auditya Venkatesh

 

Inspiro India: What advice would the artist inside you like to pass on to our readers?

– That you need to be happy doing what you are, and you get to define what that happy is. Because if you aren’t it’ll show on your work.

 

Check out his full feature in June’16 Edition of Inspiro India Magazine issue#29 – Download Free.

 

 

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21 June 2017

Blogger of the Week : Mawi Neitham

The immense love and support from you ‘Creative Heads’ have been surreal over the past few years. Inspiro India wishes to grow with the growing population of ‘#inspiroindia‘. We’re continuously working to bring great content to anyone and everyone following us on various platforms.

This year we present to you, an all new feature presenting ‘The Blogger of the Week’.

 

Mawi is a 90s kid, who’s obsessed with fashion, food & of course Selena Gomez! haha
Apart from that, she considers herself as an (annoying) perfectionist. Her blog is a reflection of who she is and what she believes. Mawi says, “I write about my take on fashion and my personal fashion choices. If you love thrift (and budget) shopping, Welcome to my world! I try and keep it as real as possible and this might come as a shock to most of you but I do not see my blog as a means of making money because to be honest, I started my blog out of passion and even today my main focus is to share my love for fashion and style to my readers and followers rather than making my blog a source of income.”

 

Mawi Neitham

 

On asking about her sense of style, she quotes, “I do not have any specific style. I love experimenting and how I dress up depends on my mood. I can go from edgy streetstyle to feminine all in a week. The only thing that’s constant for me while picking up an outfit is Comfort! I make sure that I’m comfortable in whatever I wear”.
Mawi loves spending multiple hours on Instagram and Pinterest and that’s pretty much where most of her inspiration comes from.

Mawi talks about her blog as how she initiated, “ I started my blog in 2013. Being a college student who’s constantly on a budget, I always had a hard time finding budget friendly blogs especially in India and that’s where my inspiration for starting a blog came from. I’ve always believed that fashion does not come with a heavy price tag and you can always stay stylish and be on trend without burning a hole in your pocket! That’s what I try and convey my readers through my blog.”

“It’s quite interesting to see how the blogging industry has grown over the years and people have (up to an extent) realized the worth of bloggers. I love the fact that blogging helps us connect to people worldwide and seeing them getting inspired from our blogs is one of the best feeling ever” Mawi talks about her take on blogging..

On asking about her blog’s name, “I’ve always loved thrift shopping and collecting vintage pieces since the very beginning and while deciding my blog’s name I knew I wanted to include my name along with something I love. So that’s how Mawi’svintage was born (hehe)”

Her audience are mostly teenagers and young adults!
“I love watching fashion and beauty channels on Youtube so I’m thinking of giving Vlogging a try. But considering the perfectionist that I am, I want to make sure all my videos are perfect to the T so maybe I’ll learn to edit first and let’s see where it takes me. *fingers crossed*” Mawi talks about her future plans.
Regarding cameras, Mawi uses Nikon D7000 when shooting on her own but when she’s working with photographers, they usually use their own cameras.
“It’s totally cool to draw inspiration from latest fashion trends or influencers but make sure you give it your own twist. Also, don’t follow trends blindly! If you wanna start a blog of your own, the only thing I would suggest is to be yourself. Just keep it real because that’s how this blogging industry works. Love what you do and try to be as consistent as possible. Apart from that, just enjoy and have fun blogging!” Mawi advices people about blogging.

Words by Archita Rajkumari
©Mawi Neitham

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21 June 2017

30 songs to add to your playlist on this World Music Day

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

The concept of Fete de la Musique or World Music day to mark summer solstice has been adopted by over 120 countries across the world. However different at the genre level, music is the kind of magic that unites people of different age, experience or background, the kind of magic that can make one smile beyond worries, groove to the rhythm, transcend new worlds, fall in love, and much more.

It’s wonderful how music has a note for every shade of feeling and almost everybody embraces music. This day signifies bringing out music on the streets everywhere by everybody and not aimed at any profit or lucrative motive. The purpose of this wonderful day is universal, where amateurs and professionals perform for free and encourages everyone to bring out the world of music in them.

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

And here are the 30 songs we believe you need to listen to and celebrate with us on World Music day:


1. Azaadiyan – Udaan

 

2. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

 


3. Kholo Kholo – Taare Zameen Par

 


4. Where is the Love? – Black Eyed Peas

 


5. Roobaroo – Rang De Basanti

 


6. Harder, Better, Faster – Daft Punk

 


7. Yun Hi Chala Chal – Swades

 


8. Not Afraid – Eminem

 


9. Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe – Lakshya

 


10. Walk – Foo Fighters

 


11. Jaage Hain – A. R. Rahman

 


12. OneRepublic – Counting Stars

 


13. Kinare – Queen

 


14. Snow Patrol – Run

 


15. Arziyan – A. R. Rahman

 


16. Lost But Won – Hans Zimmer

 


17. Ki Banu Duniya Da – Gurdas Maan feat. Diljit Dosanjh

 


18. The Police – Every Breath You Take

 


19. Leaving Home – Indian Ocean Live

 


20. Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us

 


21. Dinae Dinae – Papon & Harshdeep Kaur

 


22. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

 


23. Nenjukulle – A. R. Rahman

 


24. Hold – Dabin feat. Daniela Andrade

 


25. Dum Laga – Dil Dosti Etc

 


26. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

 


27. Chadh Chadh Jana – Ram Sampath, Bhanvari Devi & Krishna Kumar Buddha Ram

 


28. Pray For Me Brother – A R Rahman

 


29. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

 


30. Bohemia – Kali Denali

 

 

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20 June 2017

Women of India | Photo Series by Deepti Asthana

India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world but despite these developments; there is a wide gap between rural and urban India with respect to technology, living condition, economic empowerment, and most importantly women rights. More than 77% population of India resides in its rural parts making it one of the world’s largest rural establishment and also most diverse in terms of spoken languages, ethnicity and culture.

While documenting stories of women across India, I saw the dichotomy of these two Indias.. The contrast is astonishing. While baby girls are given away, sold, or even killed in parts of rural India, urban women are gradually seizing power and asking for their rights. While things are changing in bigger cities, rural India is still far behind, where discrimination against women is largely whitewashed using the label of ‘Indian culture’. When it comes to modernization of thought and freedom of choice and speech, the progress in this part has been minimal.

As a woman, I have experienced the uncertainties firsthand, through my own life and my mother’s struggles. After losing my father, when I was only four, I saw her single handedly fight for the most basic of rights and dignities in order to provide her children with a decent living. Standing next to her; through her fight for our survival, I have lived in constant fear for our safety and in a way lost my childhood. As a girl, growing up in a small town, I struggled to both ‘stand out’ as well as ‘fit in’ the stereotypical moulds of Indian culture.

The urban world I inhabit now is, however, completely oblivious to the rural world of India. Though they intersect at several levels, it is alarming, how little these two worlds interact and there is a need to connect these two worlds.  While I feel an ingrained need to tell my story through stories of many Indian women, I also want to bridge this gap through my long-term project ‘Women of India’. I want to provide the stories with a platform; an outlet that recognizes the plight of these women and allows the mainstream to identify with the fringes, which may hopefully lead to a change.

These stories are largely neglected in mainstream media and even if it surfaces occasionally it has a skewed perspective of presenting the story from a male point of view.  For instance while covering the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha; I realized the whole farmer suicide issue was viewed from the perspective of the male member of the family but it is important to tell the stories of widows who are left behind with the huge debt and responsibility of their children. Similarly in Punjab, the issue of female drug addicts is largely neglected and layered with stigma and barely 5% female drug addicts get appropriate treatment.

I strongly believe that the gender issues in rural India, which are largely different from urban India and western world are not highlighted and addressed appropriately.  Being a young woman from India, I feel I have this duty towards the future generations that these subdued voices get heard and they receive an equal rights to education and expression Through this project I intend to bring out stories of daily lives of these women, the stories of struggle, stories of victory, stories of breaking norms, and expose them to the modern India and the modern world.

Japiyammal, 34, sells dry fish to make living for her family. She also received a notice to vacate her home. After 50 years, government suddenly seems to have woken up from its deep slumber and has recognized the tourism potential, Dhanushkodi has to offer. The fishing community here relies on traditional methods of reading the winds, stars and direction of waves. Without any formal training on modern techniques of fishing and unavailability of any GPS or Wireless devices, it is very hard for Japiyammal and other fishing community, to leave their land and learn the new ways of fishing elsewhere.

Shakila Husain, 75, weaves to make money for her living in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Her own son pushed her out of her home and she now lives alone close to her work place. Belonging from a conservative Muslim society, it was difficult for her to step out from her home and work, but she refused to go to an old age home and is now the senior most member of ‘Women weaver’ society. She encourages women from her community to educate their daughters and allow them to work; so that they never have to depend on anyone.

Sangeeta, 38, widow of Ashok lives with her two sons, in Vidarbha, Maharashtra. Her younger son is a sickle cell anemia patient and dropped out of school to support the family. Once known for its cotton or ‘white gold’ production, Vidarbha now is notoriously known as the suicide belt of India. The region has been going through severe drought for the last ten years leading to almost 8,000 farmer suicide cases. So when a crisis-hit farmer kills himself, these widows are pushed further into more debt and are forced to take jobs as laborers on other farms to sustain.

Vaishnavi was only 5 when her father committed suicide. She now stays in a hostel in a relatively bigger village, as her mother can’t afford to pay for her daily travel to school. While she misses being at home, she is determined to become a doctor and provide free health services to her village. The younger generation is now distancing itself from agriculture after witnessing the pain of their fathers. With no crop insurance or a minimum support price, the farmers do not get a fair price for their crop, which piles up their debt year after year.

Sarita, 30, was only 17 when she got married to Praveen and now she has two kids. Praveen died just 7 months ago, which is the most recent case of farmer suicide. To take care of her children, she is now looking forward to start a small business of sewing clothes. While the local NGO tries to help the women and train them to make an alternate living; the Government has turned a blind eye towards the plight of these women. In most of the cases, the Government doesn’t acknowledge the suicide cases and labels them as family disputes.

Rural women usually cover their faces in a saree (the traditional long piece of clothing), a custom in many parts of India, following the conservative way of living. But it was exhilarating to witness a friendly swimming competition among these rural women in a ‘women-only’ section on the Ghats of Narmada River, Madhya Pradesh. Nestled away from their normal lives, they were oblivious to the outside world, for the time being and are seen flaunting their swimming skills to each other. time being and are seen flaunting their swimming skills to each other.

Krappa, 34, is a part of a nomadic family of approximately 10 members traveling together to sell iron stoves in Rajasthan. Without a permanent dwelling, the nomads live a meager life, creating makeshift homes and using woodstock for cooking. Women are given the responsibility of cooking for the family, while men talk to the customers. The smoke coming from traditional stoves is extremely harmful. Almost one million deaths occur annually in India due to household air pollution and most affected by this practice are women and children.

Anandi, 22 works along with her parents in salt-pan fields of Mithapur, Gujarat. Most workers here in the saltpans haven’t been able to escape this work for generations. While the contractor and companies earn millions, the wages have remained abysmally low for them. The laborers are not provided with any protection gears to cover their feet and hands. Working in extreme environments, these workers are prone to severe occupational hazard contracting fatal diseases. There is a saying here that if you are a saltpan worker, you have three ways to die: first gangrene, second TB or third blindness.

The seasonal migrants from Madhya Pradesh come to sugarcane farms of Gujarat at the end of the monsoon season, leaving their poorly irrigated land. In the sugarcane farms of Somnath, Gujarat, one element that stands out is the dark smoke coming out of the chimneys. While women work day in and day out to produce sugar, they are continually exposed to the smoke and pollution. All they can afford is a headscarf to save their hair from flakes and man’s shirt to save them from the heat. While profits continue to increase for owners, it’s the migrants that remain impoverished.

Sheela, 21, lives in a makeshift house by the sugarcane farm in Somnath, Gujarat. Migrants are compelled to live in sub-human conditions on work sites, which lack basic amenities and sanitation facilities. Most of these women submit their documents to the owner at the beginning of the season, which leaves them helpless and forces them to work throughout the season despite all odds. Women and child migrants form a vulnerable group facing serious lack of security without any identification and insurance. Women in particular face high risks of trafficking and various forms of exploitation, including forced prostitution.

 

Deepti Asthana is an independent photographer, born in 1986, in Uttar Pradesh, India. An engineer by training, Deepti was introduced to photography in 2012. She developed her passion for photography and explored different facets of it along with her day job, as an IT engineer. In 2016, she took the leap of faith and started to work as an independent photographer. Deepti wants to tell her story, through stories of Indian women settled in small towns and villages to highlight the gender issues in this part of India, which is largely different from urban India and the western world.

 

Photos & Words by ©Deepti Asthana

 

 

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19 June 2017

Traveller of the Week : Divyakshi Gupta

Born in Punjab and brought up in Mumbai, Divyakshi has spent all her summer vacations in a tiny town, nestled in the hills of Himachal.

Divyakshi Gupta, our Traveller of the Week, is a self-confessed door lover, who has a penchant for architecture, loves long road trips and travels to off beat places to explore different cultures, and discover stories outside and within.

 

Divyakshi Gupta

 

Travel runs in her blood. Her grandfather loved nature, her mother is always game for road trips and her father has sailed around the world. Growing up in a family that inherits the idea of travelling inspired her at a very young age when she fell in love with nature. Divyakshi has no memory of her first trip but she vividly remembers walking on a riverbank with pebbles, making paper boats and trying to reach out to the ripest mangoes to pluck. Spending time amidst the scenic beauty of the mountains, taking long walks by the river and reading books that complement such natural elegance has made her the itchy-feet nature lover she is today.  From starting her career as a strategic planner in advertising she has now happily resorted to being a freelance travel writer and a blogger who narrates her stories. One can read about her ventures on www.quirkywanderer.com and consult her for likewise social media campaigns. That being said, she has already done about 12 travel trips in the first six months of 2017.

Not only does she love to travel but also likes the company of like-minded people. Nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts or bird watchers, irrespective of their age or location, they all have something to teach and inspire, she feels. With companions like these, the idea of travelling becomes enriching. She has her solo moments too even when she is in a group. Her favourite travel companion is her mother who she can beautifully enjoy silence with.

Divyakshi is of the opinion that coming back home is as dear to her as travelling. She questions the idea of ‘full-time travelling’ and wonders what that really means – is it being nomadic eternally or travelling non-stop?

The feeling of a homecoming for her is realised and valued even more when one’s continuously on the go. Travelling gives value to everything we take for granted in life otherwise and thus, returning home is the acknowledgement of that newly found realisation.

Travel plans for her can work both ways – planned or spontaneous. Sometimes planned trips go awry whilst instinctive detours can lead to remarkable learnings. Spontaneity leads to discoveries that become the highlight of one’s trip and provide opportunities for storytelling while planned trips ease out glitches, reduce risks and are economical.

 

Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh,

Myanmar

Kinner Kailash view

Valparai tea gardens

Venice

 

Divyakshi has a list of destinations that are her absolute favourite. She talks about them fondly with us.

  1. Kinnaur:

With its magnificent mountains, idyllic villages, warm people, great food, pristine rivers, and delightful orchards that place is next to a home for her.

 

  1. Rajasthan:  For its stunning architecture, vibrant colours, impeccable hospitality and the ability to make her travel back in time is close to her heart.

 

  1. Andamans:  This place for her is like paradise, she feels. The beaches are beyond beautiful, the forests are spectacular and the islands are mesmerising. She feels that it is highly underrated but is the perfect destination for her to unwind.

 

  1. North Sikkim, she feels, evokes the poet in her. The landscapes are surreal and the paucity of

oxygen makes it a little difficult but all the effort is worth it.  She can’t get enough of the tiny Himalayan villages and diverse forests with stunning lakes. Divyakshi expresses that North Sikkim is nature’s own painting.

 

  1. Offbeat forests near Coimbatore are a perfect detox. The thick tree canopies remind her of Amazonian rainforests where the sun doesn’t reach the forest floor. There isn’t any network there and she really doesn’t mind it. Forests of Annamalai, Parambikulam do that to her.

When Divyakshi is off to these places she never forgets her must-haves. Her list is quite interesting and enlightening as it talks not about material needs as much as it calls for a sound perspective. As told by her, her list comprises of an open mind, sensitivity towards surroundings, appreciation for local culture, a pepper spray to be her own hero, the ability to trust her gut, and well, her eyes as the best equipment.

Having travelled extensively in various parts of India like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Andamans and Sikkim, she has had memorable trips internationally to Italy, Bhutan and Myanmar too.

Travel for her was an escape initially but eventually, it became her best teacher. Divyakshi feels that it is an exchange, between places, people, stories and her. It has made her open up, let go of her inhibitions, accept the world with open arms and most of all, it has bettered her as a human being, she feels. The biggest lesson Divyakshi has learnt from travelling is that we are all different and yet the same.

Words by Aishwarya Choudhary
Images by ©Divyakshi Gupta

 

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17 June 2017

iidailyinspiration #135

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16 June 2017

Creative Head of the week : Aparna Ramesh Mhatre

There were many influences that went into Aparna’s decision to select this field. Her early mentors and her family always encouraged her to explore opportunities in this field. They pointed her in the right direction to explore the possibilities. She has found that the only art style that’s universally understood is realism. Everyone’s heard the line “it looks just like a photo.” She thinks, for her, other styles hold so much more interest, both emotionally and in terms of the level of technical skill. She is not using any special tools for her work. She just tries to do her work with perfection to give it a little professional touch. Her inspiration is her parents’ effort on her. Her paintings also inspire her. They give her the positive energy to do more and more perfect work. It usually takes her 3 to 4 hours to complete one art work. But, sometimes it takes up to 1 to 2 days.

About Inspiro India, “I think it is the only right platform for my artwork.”

 

Photos by ©Aparna Ramesh Mhatre

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16 June 2017

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15 June 2017

Interview with Illustrator : Nithin Rao Kumblekar

Meet Nithin, an illustrator who started drawing from very young age and didn’t stop. To follow his passion he quit his job and started freelancing.

Nithin Rao Kumblekar

 

Inspiro India: How did you get started? What first got you into Illustration? Tell us a bit about yourself.

– We all used to draw when we were kids. But I didn’t stop drawing even after growing up. So it is tough to tell what inspired me to continue this. After completing school I joined Chitrakala Parishad in Bangalore and specialised in applied arts. I joined the advertising agency as an art director, but I was not satisfied with that since anyone with art knowledge can become art director, but not an illustrator. So I decided to quit my job and started freelancing as an illustrator.

 

Inspiro India: How would you best describe your style of illustration? And the challenges you faced as an artist/illustrator?

– I concentrate more on lighting. Play of light and shadow is what makes my works look good. At the same time I try to get realism even while exaggerating the characters.

Sometimes clients or the agency ask me to do changes in the illustration. I do the changes if it ads value to the illustration. If I feel it is going to ruin the work then I refuse to do the changes. It is tough to convince the clients sometimes. But you must say “no” if you want to keep that work in your portfolio.

 

 

Inspiro India: What are the tools you couldn’t live without? Can you please explain about your work process?

– I started illustrating with pencil and then scanning them into photoshop and then colour it. But then I bought pen tablet which improved my style. Now I have Wacom monitor which gives the same experience as drawing on paper. I like traditional medium too, but for me digital is faster and good for my style. For me Photoshop is god.

 

Inspiro India: Is studying illustration in college worth the cost or do you recommend an alternative?

– If you want a career in designing field then fine art colleges are worth. But if you have already completed your college in other field then I don’t think joining a fine art college again is a good idea. It’s better to practise on our own or join hobby classes.

 

Inspiro India: Can you explain a little about Detailing in your illustrations? 

– People like detailed works. But we lose patience while drawing.

I spend a lot of time starring at my works than creating them. If I feel something is not right then I can’t sleep without fixing the illustration.

 

Inspiro India: What did you want to become as a child?

– I always wanted to be an artist. Now I’m just an illustrator and I’m working towards becoming an artist who does not work for a client. I do personal work whenever I get time. And my personal works are my favourite. That is makes me feel I’m an artist.

 

Inspiro India: What do you enjoy most about being a illustrator/designer?

– In my mind I feel like a scientist who is inventing or creating something in his lab. I love my job. During my school days I used to copy sketches from books. But I was not happy with that. I always thought why can’t I be the guy who creates from nothing and not just copy from other works. Now I’m happy that I create illustrations on my own.

 

Inspiro India: What are you passionate about besides your work?

– I like shooting people (with camera). These days it is easy for people add photography as a hobby because of digital cameras. But I started photography in school with my dad’s manual SLR. In those cameras without the knowledge of light it was almost impossible to shoot good pictures. I’m not a pro in studio lights. But I want to dig deeper into studio.

 

©Nithin Rao Kumblekar

 

Inspiro India: What advice would you as an artist give to other creative heads out there ? And Some creative tips you’d like to share?

– The internet era has changed the way we work. There are thousands of artist around the globe, and many of them will have similar style like yours. That’s totally fine as long as you put effort to improve your work from the last one you did. But we should not copy or steal someone else’s work.

We can’t call ourself designers or creative if we just copy or download some images to create the work.

 

Check out his full feature in May’16 Edition of Inspiro India Magazine issue#28 – Download Free.

 

 

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