INDIA: EBB AND FLOW
Photography of Krishna Malhotra
OPENING & RECEPTION: May 6, 2017, 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition: May 6 through May 27, 2017
The Walt Girdner Studio Gallery
27 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101
“I can only describe myself as an amateur in the purest sense of the word: The Latin root of ‘amateur’ is amator, which means ‘lover.’” – Krishna Rajendra Malhotra
For so many, an interest in photography develops in youth, whether through the influence of the family snapshot, a fascination with the tools and equipment, or the inherent act of noticing that is integral to the photographic act. Krishna Malhotra’s enthusiasm for photography was awakened when he was nine. His first camera was a Kodak Brownie, and at twenty-three, he finally saved enough money to buy a 35mm SLR.
Following in the tradition of master photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Kertész, Malhotra has turned his observing eye towards all that has engaged his attention. Portraits, quotidian moments, architecture, and the landscape are equal targets of his keen sense of timing and composition. India: Ebb and Flow represents a selection of Malhotra’s loving portrayals of quiet reflection and frenetic energy that live side by side in his native India.
For decades, Krishna Malhotra has made his photographs in solitude, and it is only recently that he has begun to share his photography with others. This is his first exhibition.
Please see link for show featured on Huffington Post.