Abdullah Saghir Ahmad
Photography is an art
It’s about finding extra-ordinary in an ordinary place
I grew up in Lucknow, India and now call Bangalore, India home. I am a landscape photographer who absolutely loves his job and everything that comes with it. I am a person who loves taking pictures, wandering around, finding things. It feels like a kind of performance and the picture is a document of that performance. I specialize in producing promo vidoes and openers and have also produced a travel film. I also do photo concepts. I appreciate the raw reality of everyday life, the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments, and I do my very best to take every picture with that in mind.
I want my viewers to relate to my photographs through recognition of and familiarity with the locations, the situations, the emotions, and the energy so much that they wonder if they are there in the picture, looking at the scene with their own eyes.
Traveling, not Tourism December 24, 2021 “Recently, photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing—which means that, like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as an art. It is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.” – Susan Sontag After both the first wave and the second wave of the pandemic, a large number of people started traveling ‘again’ out of their habitual (read:
The Climb March 16, 2021 The winter sky was dark and vengeful. The frigid wind was skin-seeping cold and it lashed us without mercy. Although, it carried a fragrance with it. It was spirit refreshing to smell the mulchy mix of the forest’s perfume. Four guys stood at the foot of the angel-white mountain. From the base, we gazed up at the rugose and rough-hewn mountains with a sense of awe. They were mysterious and catacomb quiet. The mountains hemmed
View From My Window September 5, 2020 Windows make up most of the south wall of my lobby. They are old-style, door length windows broken up into 2 panes. My house is on the third floor and faces another building. Before the lockdown, we used to go to office and return home only at night when it was dark outside. And weekends used to fly away in attending to errands and going out with friends. But during this lockdown, I
Reflections from my looking glass July 26, 2020 ‘Self-portrait’ is an art-form where an artist self-consciously and self-critically explores their relationship with the medium in which they portray themselves. It gives us access to otherwise inaccessible and unexpected features of our own appearance in new and creatively significant ways. It requires not just self-examination but a presentation of the self to itself. A self-portrait is an attempt to place oneself into a more objective position towards oneself. It stimulates the