With my photography project, I am trying to document the couples experiencing the emotions of love and the places that become their sacred abodes.. Their joys, sorrows, pains, complaints, estrangements and reconciliations - it all shows from their facial expressions and body language. Love is not an animal instinct, but a sacred human instinct provided love is truly love. This is the story of a garden, the 'Garden of Dreams' of Kathmandu (Nepal), the beauty of which enriches the colorful emotions and Garden's pretty benches wait for the couples, where they become totally oblivious to rest of the world.
I was born in a small village named Maddoke in the north-western Indian state of Punjab. After basic education from the village, I have done BFA from Chandigarh College of Art and made profession of photography, worked with many newspapers, and govt. magazine 'Haryana review' as photojournalist. To document various layers of life through the lens of my camera, for which I think journalism & documentary photography offers the best platform. I have participated in many national and international art exhibitions. Once awarded from the Indian academy of fine and twice won the State Fine Art Academy award. Exhibitions 1 Group show ‘UNTITLED ‘at Punjab Kala Bhawan Chandigarh 2012. 2 Group show on ‘World photography day’ at Punjab kala bhawan Chandigarh on 2011. 3 Photography exhibition at Taj Chandigarh in 2009 4 A solo exhibition ‘Chandigarh through lens’ at Alliance Françoise in 2009. 5 Group Exhibition at Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh, as a member of International Artist’s Group ‘Flux Asia’ held in December 2006 at Punjab University. 6 Participation in academies annual exhibitions. Publications • Weekly column on cast discrimination in Tamil Nadu documentary photography project publish continues in ‘Punjab Times USA ‘. • Haryana ‘Sanskriti ke Jharokhe se’ book by KK Khandelwal and my photographs. • ‘Census through lens’ coffee table book by Directorate of Census Operations Haryana. • Table calendar 2012 folk dances of Haryana. Work in Collections 1. Alliance Françoise Chandigarh. 2. Government t museum and art gallery Chandigarh. 3. Many private collections. Going on long term projects • ‘After math Nepal’ documentary photography from 2009. • ‘Cast based discrimination in India’ documentary photography from 2007. • ‘Known and unknown landmarks of Punjab and Haryana’ art and documentary photography from 2010. • ‘Chandigarh through lens’ (architecture and life) art photography from 2008. Achievements: Awards: 1. Award Indian academy of fine art Amritsar 2011. 2. Chandigarh fine art academy award 2011. 3. First Prize in Photography Exhibition ‘Chandigarh in April’ – 2007 Organized by Chandigarh Tourism. 4. Award in Photo Contest – 2006 organized by Punjab fine art Academy on World Photography Day. 5. First Prize in Guldasta Photography Exhibition – 2004 organized by PUDA, Mohali. 6. Consolation Prize (professional category) in photography competition, ‘Punjab and Haryana High Court Life and Architecture’ organized on its Golden Jubilee Celebrations.