If a film is good, it touches you and stays with you for a long time... Debraj Chakraborty’s landscapes photographs also share similar insights – there are not just mere works of art, but bodies that act as doorways to a place that is imaginative, serene and breath-taking. It also marks a piece of our culture that we come across in our daily lives, but choose to ignore. Nature always attracted Chakraborty, in it he saw vastness, vistas, moods, colors, extremities. The list is endless. “I started with landscape painting to express my vision on canvas, one thing led to another and I stumbled into photography,” he tells us.
As a landscape photographer he believes, whatever the technique or process, being at the right place at the right time is key for a perfect picture. Further, he also believes in learning the rules and breaking them after you master them, of course! As far as his style is concerned, he says that he doesn’t have one. “I like to leave that to my instinct while visualising the scene and going with the flow and what my heart directs me to do at that moment,” Chakraborty’s enthuses. In this article we look at some spectacular pictures of North-East India that he has taken during his travels.
Divine Dawn – Tawang Monastery.
Frozen – Enroute Sangetsar Lake.
Frog Seller, Dimapur, Nagaland.
Celestial – Dzükou Valley.
Divine Light – Dzükou Valley.
Japfu River, Dzükou Valley.
Land of Fairies – Dzükou Valley.
Scratch below the surface – Loktak Lake.
Shiroi Lily – Shiroi Hill, Ukhrul.
Tangkhul Naga Kitchen, Ukhrul.
Tangkhul Naga Lady, Ukhrul.
Twilight Fishing, Loktak Lake.
Behind the curtain – Krang Suri Falls, Jaintia Hills.
Enroute Dainthlen Falls, Sohra.
Krang Suri Falls, Jaintia Hills.
Tryshi farmers, Jaintia Hills.
Changu Explorers – Lake Tsomgo, North Sikkim.
Entroute Yumthang, North Sikkim.
Twins – Lachung, North Sikkim.
Last catch – Son Beel Wetland, South Assam.
Moon Tale – Son Beel Wetland, South Assam.
Star Trail – Son Beel, South Assam.
Thunder Struck – Chatla Wetland, Silchar.
Twilight Glow – Son Beel wetland, South Assam.
That's the photographer, BTW.
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