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Sanjay Das

New Delhi, India 4 Followers

About Artist

I am a graduate of Applied Arts from Delhi College of Art and have been working for the tourism industry for the past 17 years as an advertising consultant. My work has been published in tourism brochures, calendars a...

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I am a graduate of Applied Arts from Delhi College of Art and have been working for the tourism industry for the past 17 years as an advertising consultant. My work has been published in tourism brochures, calendars and has been o­n display in travel & trade shows in India , Berlin , Seoul , Australia , Poland and France . My photographs are also there in private and corporate collections.

“Breathing Space” is an exhibition of my experience of nature, serene moments and vast space in Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti.

An ardent traveler and a nature lover, I have extensively traveled through the mountains of North India . I have always been passionate about photography and the beauty of the regions of Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti have beckoned me again and again.

Despite the harshness of nature, the area features a rich cultural heritage, and more importantly, stunning people which make it an even bigger pleasure for a traveler and photographer there. Even the most trodden paths are rewarding, be it o­n the wind-swept plateau, the snow-covered passes or wide valley which look like a carpet of green in the desert.

Spiti which means "Middle Country" lies between Tibet , Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Kulu and the dry and arid Lahaul valley has its borders with Zanskar and Ladakh.. The rugged and rocky mountain slopes sweeping down to the riverside give this landscape a moonlike appearance. Steep Rocky Mountains rise to several thousands of feet and are cut through by fast moving rivers. There are some very ancient monasteries that these regions have which still remain unspoiled and unexplored.

I have shot some very interesting images of a sand storm near the Chandra river, that takes o­ne to the Spiti valley across Kunzamla.

One of the oldest Buddhist establishments in the Spiti valley, is the monastery at Gungri located deep in the Pin valley. The 'Gem of Himalaya', or the Tabo monastery o­n a symmetrical mandala concept is the most important and oldest living monastic complex outside Tibet . The hill-top Ki monastery is the most prominent feature of the Spiti valley and the complex resembles a defensive fort. Among the other important monasteries in the Spiti valley are an ancient temple at Lha-lun, and another temple complex at Dhankar.

With my images I have tried to capture the essence of the place with its numerous Chortens, prayer flags fluttering o­n top of the pass, the spectacular scenery with its contrasts, countless lakes in blue, green and turquoise o­n the barren plateau and the spirituality that enfolds the ancient monastries.

My photographs of this region are an experience of expansion, spaciousness, openness, and boundlessness.

Through my photographs I have tried to accumulate a wide range of emotions - ranging from the sheer awe of viewing the lofty, egoistic mountain ranges, to the ecstatic joy of seeing the most breathtaking natural scenery, crossing desolate plains, gorges, mountain passes and exploring isolated monasteries.

As a traveller and a photographer these experiences of Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti has been an experience of enjoying the silence of nature.

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  • About Artist

    I am a graduate of Applied Arts from Delhi College of Art and have been working for the tourism industry for the past 17 years as an advertising consultant. My work has been published in tourism brochures, calendars and has been o­n display in travel & trade shows in India , Berlin , Seoul , Australia , Poland and France . My photographs are also there in private and corporate collections.

    “Breathing Space” is an exhibition of my experience of nature, serene moments and vast space in Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti.

    An ardent traveler and a nature lover, I have extensively traveled through the mountains of North India . I have always been passionate about photography and the beauty of the regions of Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti have beckoned me again and again.

    Despite the harshness of nature, the area features a rich cultural heritage, and more importantly, stunning people which make it an even bigger pleasure for a traveler and photographer there. Even the most trodden paths are rewarding, be it o­n the wind-swept plateau, the snow-covered passes or wide valley which look like a carpet of green in the desert.

    Spiti which means "Middle Country" lies between Tibet , Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Kulu and the dry and arid Lahaul valley has its borders with Zanskar and Ladakh.. The rugged and rocky mountain slopes sweeping down to the riverside give this landscape a moonlike appearance. Steep Rocky Mountains rise to several thousands of feet and are cut through by fast moving rivers. There are some very ancient monasteries that these regions have which still remain unspoiled and unexplored.

    I have shot some very interesting images of a sand storm near the Chandra river, that takes o­ne to the Spiti valley across Kunzamla.

    One of the oldest Buddhist establishments in the Spiti valley, is the monastery at Gungri located deep in the Pin valley. The 'Gem of Himalaya', or the Tabo monastery o­n a symmetrical mandala concept is the most important and oldest living monastic complex outside Tibet . The hill-top Ki monastery is the most prominent feature of the Spiti valley and the complex resembles a defensive fort. Among the other important monasteries in the Spiti valley are an ancient temple at Lha-lun, and another temple complex at Dhankar.

    With my images I have tried to capture the essence of the place with its numerous Chortens, prayer flags fluttering o­n top of the pass, the spectacular scenery with its contrasts, countless lakes in blue, green and turquoise o­n the barren plateau and the spirituality that enfolds the ancient monastries.

    My photographs of this region are an experience of expansion, spaciousness, openness, and boundlessness.

    Through my photographs I have tried to accumulate a wide range of emotions - ranging from the sheer awe of viewing the lofty, egoistic mountain ranges, to the ecstatic joy of seeing the most breathtaking natural scenery, crossing desolate plains, gorges, mountain passes and exploring isolated monasteries.

    As a traveller and a photographer these experiences of Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti has been an experience of enjoying the silence of nature.

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    Mojarto.com is probably the first online gallery which is promoting several artists on one platform, and I have fortunately been a part of the same for the past 8-9 years. The team has always been extremely polite and highly supportive with my queries. I think, in India, Mojarto.com is the only gallery who has sold the maximum number of paintings of mine, both within and outside the country. Extremely applaudable services. I would recommend to my artist friends to join Mojarto because this is the only gallery that is so transparent with artists as well as with buyers. I would like to work with your gallery for my entire life and career. Thank you!

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