It is said that “Hands is the visible part of the brain.”
In my perspective, hands are the part of us that tells our story. Who we are, where we come from and what we are made of. For the longest time, hands have always intrigued me. Often I sit and observe them, the perpetually naked part of us. My observation have affirmed my belief that every hand has a story. Hands never lie, words and face might.
In their subtle ways, they display the story of love, care, joy, sadness, age, experience, and expressions. Hand never lie, it is a mirror.
Look at these hands now. What kind of feelings do they spur inside you? Do they speak their story to you?
This exhibition is about these feelings, these stories that speaks through the lines of the palm, the creases on the skin and the veins filled with stories. Hands never lie, it is an expression.
Since we are celebrating "World Photography Day", a thought passed by. What if, I could evolve and grow the ethos of this project over a long period of time? 164 years maybe. These words might be enough to label me as unwise but I can say with absolute surety, it is possible because, Hands never die, they live forever.
Most of my work or series have been a long-term project. I believe that for me to capture the real essence of the subject, it is essential capture to observe and document it over an extended period of time. The wait is always worth it, because time helps a subject show its various shades and colors, with which evolves my perspective as well.
I believe a subject or an art piece is the bridge between an artist and artwork. When the subject is constantly in between the creator and its creation, it is constantly yet slowly changing its dimension. This series of artwork is one such example of a long-term project which I started in 2007 and is still evolving.
Off late, I have developed a new found interest in a photography technique called “Wet Plate Collodion” or commonly known as “Ambrotype”. In this new age, DSLR era, this Jurassic era photography technique is almost unheard of.
This technique was practiced during the early days of photography (1850) and was the first generation evolution of “Daguerreotype” in 1839. This technique was in use till the “Dry Plate”technique was introduced in 1880. The Dry Plate technique evolved to modern day film (Celluloid) with time.
The ambrotype (from Ancient Greek: ἀμβροτός — “immortal”, and τύπος — “impression”)or amphitype, also known as a collodion positive in the UK, is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed by reflected light. Like the daguerreotype, which it replaced, and like the prints produced by a Polaroid camera, each is a unique original that could only be duplicated by using a camera to copy it.
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“A picture speaks a thousand words”. In Krishanu's case it’s a twofold truth. When he clicks a picture, it tells a story, not just about the moment or place where it was taken, but about himself too.
Holding a Master’s degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University, Krishanu realized his true calling during his university days itself and decided to follow his heart. With his passion for photography, he has not only sustained a challenging career over a decade but also has earned a feather in his cap by winning a second runner-up position in an international food photography competition organized by Pink Lady in 2016. His winning photo was exhibited in places like The Mall Gallery, London and Studio 6X6, Cyprus along with others.
His skill and talent has been appreciated internationally and also in our city with his fineart exhibitions on portraits (Solitude in 2007), food (The Food Art Wall in 2014), and himalaya (The High Himalaya - A reverence in 2016) in Bangalore.
With his experience, clientele, recognition, and accolade, Krishanu remains a quiet man. He uses his skill to create an illusion to immerse you and transport to his created illusion with a snap of a finger.
You can browse through www.krishanuchatterjee.com for all his personal and professional work.