Tushar Khandaker – A budding photographer from MYP1

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

— Elliott Erwitt

 “Tushar who is presently studying in MYP1 D, was a child like any other trapped in the confines of society for about 2 months during lockdown. Though he was blessed with living in a walled gated society of bungalows with a lot of greenery around, there was little else to get him engaged except tv and internet.

However, to cut down on his screen time and encourage him for something creative, he was encouraged to take up photography with his father in wooded surroundings of society. Tushar is an ardent nature lover and has passion and empathy for animals, particularly wild animals and birds. The only visitors in the colony during lockdown were winged ones for whom there applied no restrictions of space and boundaries nor were they shackled by traffic restrictions of lockdown. To watch them from terrace and garden , displaying their resplendent colours was not only reinvigorating but was also very fascinating. It was a practical and hands on familiarisation with  avian biodiversity. Tushar tried to capture these birds in various states of their daily life. The lenses and camera were heavy, yet he moved around with these without any complaint whatsoever. He used to wake  up early in morning around 6 am when birds are at their most active.”

– Vivek Khandekar (Tushar’s Father)


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