ILLUSION

November 9, 2018
Mahesh Bhat
In my previous blog post, I wrote about NEWSCHOOL and the pioneering work done by Advertising & industrial Photographers Association of India (AIPA) in the late 80s and early 90s. In 1990, we in Bangalore, members of the Southern chapter...
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Roundup the weedicide

October 27, 2018
Mahesh Bhat
Healthy cabbages growing amidst other plants. In Narayana Reddy’s farm. “There is no such thing as weeds. “As long as they do not grow taller than the crop all other plants are fine” says Reddy. Round up is the most...
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Butterfly Effect & Connecting the dots

October 24, 2018
Mahesh Bhat
When you have lived long enough, you can connect the dots. When you do so, the butterfly effect becomes apparent. It was well over quarter of a century ago, 27 years to be precise, some of us were trying to...
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Celebrating the Extraordinary Grandeur of Smallness @ Serendipity Arts Festival, 2017 – Goa

December 23, 2017
Mahesh Bhat
Sometime in the beginning of this year Dinesh Khanna called me asking if I would work on the 3rd volume of UNSUNG for Serendipity Arts Festival, 2017 @ Goa. I asked him if I could think about it. When I...
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On World Environment Day – June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
Mahesh Bhat
I have been travelling between Bangalore and Mangalore for several decades now. The road passes through the Western Ghats, one of the biological hotspots of the world and repository to millions of species of flora and fauna. Though there is...
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They built a barrage across river Krishna

May 5, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
It was 1988.. a year after I had moved to Bangalore. I wanted to shoot for India Today. Their office was on the corner of St.Mark’s and Residency Roads, in a small building next to the iconic Cash Pharmacy. Chidanand...
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Lakshmi

April 25, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
This is a story from three decades ago. I had just begun doing photography, in my hometown, Mangalore. My father who was a lawyer, had his office in a one storied BF building, at Kodialbail. It was made of wood...
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1992 : Reporting from Silicon Valley

February 26, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
It was 1992. I was going to the United States to attend a workshop by Hans Neleman at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. It was a one week affair but I had planned to stay in the US for about two...
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Speaking of Conflicts

February 17, 2016
Mahesh Bhat
Near Vakkarai, Sri Lanka, 2007- A Unicorn armoured vehicle that was escorting us. Kalashnikov has been one of the most enduring symbols of global armed conflicts.. Sometime in 2007, post the publication of UNSUNG, Mr.Arun Maira (then chairman of Boston...
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LIGHT

November 13, 2015
Mahesh Bhat
LIGHT was a magazine that I had started in 1996. I was doing a lot of advertising photography then and the creative atmosphere in the country was pretty boring. There was no Internet and we didn’t much access to information...
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