Meet Saurabh Chatterjee: Traveler and Photographer
Dear readers today we will showcase a unique traveler who has crisscrossed India’s remote corners and photographing her wonders with his lens in his own very unique style. Almost all of us have a dream somewhere buried deep inside us to follow our passions, but few can muster enough courage to embrace dreams and say sayonara to 9-5. Well not Saurabh Chatterjee after a very successful career in IT with some of the top MNCs he decided to chase his two missions in his life – to see INDIA and to make every camera owner a great photographer. He has traveled far and wide across the country capturing the flavor of the places he visits.
Saurabh holds a certificate in Photography from Osmania University. He has also done an advanced course from City of Glasgow College, UK. He has worked with German Photographer – Barbara Bechloff.
Check his picture of Valley of Flowers here below, we all know about the thousands of flowers in VOF.
But Saurabh not only captures flowers he also captures a bug on the flower thus highlighting the uniqueness and fragility of the ecosystem in Valley of Flowers. That to me is a very remarkable quality and sensibility as a photographer.
One of my favorite pictures from Saurabh is that vestigial symbol of power of men in white caps, the White Ambassador. Most of our netas have moved to more plush wheels, making me wonder where has the Ambassador of License Permit raj era gone?
Well this picture from Saurabh takes you to the vast expanse of boundary less Rann of Kutch or the hinterland of India where these former rulers of roads have been shunted to side roles. Alone in the vast expanse the Ambassador is still kicking up a dust storm, as if trying to tell you “ I have still got it”
Look at this picture of a boy sitting in a sea of red chilies left to dry on a village road in rural MP, such a scene is very common in interiors of India, but to find beauty in that you need eye of a master lens man like Saurabh.
But like we said Saurabh has two missions in life: To see India and to make every camera owner a great photographer.
His works have been published in several national and international publications including the National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Timeout Explorer (UK), Schmap (Ireland), India Coffee Table book (Poland), The National (Dubai), Dromedar (Slovakia), etc. He is a regular contributor to Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, Discover India, Timeout Explorer, FEMINA and Jetwings International travel magazine. He has won several national and international awards for his works.
He has worked on several prestigious assignments including one for National Innovation Foundation, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to document the innovations of the people of North-east India.
Well check some of my favorite pictures that Saurabh has captured below:
Do leave a comment which one is your favorite. This is just a small selection of hundreds of awesome pictures clicked by Saurabh check other great pictures by Saurabh by checking these links.
Note: Please do not copy/use any picture without permission from Saurabh Chatterjee. I want to thank him here to speak to me and allow to use his pictures.
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nice ambassador journy
Wow wow wow – fabulous shots!
Thank you so much 🙂
Great collection of photos
Very nicely written and with so many wonderful images! 🙂 Thanks
What a collection of pictures!
Stunning photographs. In fact, they are breathtaking. The Rann of Kutch is quite spectacular.
WOW! These pictures are beyond any of my adjectives, just so beautiful. Kudos to the talent and passion of Saurabh, thank you Prasad for giving us a chance to say hello to him via your space, wish him all the best for life.
Thanks everybody, I am passing the same to Saurabh… 🙂