K H Mohan Wins in YPS Contest
Senior press photographer for Udayavani newspaper,K H Mohan (also known as Astro Mohan) recently won the Travel category of a contest held by the Youth Photographic Society in Bengaluru. A photographer since the last 18 years, Mohan is delighted to have won this award.The Youth Photographic Society of Bengaluru had recently organised an all India Salon, which called for entries in categories like Monochrome, Nature and Travel. Speaking about his prize-winning image, Mohan says, “I had gone to Bangkok, and after hours of travelling, I entered a monastery. I was extremely tired and was in search of some peace and quiet. This is when I noticed a few monks sitting in meditation. I felt a sense of calm almost instantaneously and decided to frame the moment. The architectural beauty and the ambience created by the monks’ serenity made this frame very appealing to me.” Mohan concentrates his efforts towards photographing ‘reality’, which is what he wishes to continue even in the future. “The purpose of still photography is to showcase reality, not to make posed shots.” He now wishes to continue with his photography, concentrating on travel, landscape and wildlife photography.
-Written by Supriya Joshi
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