The Himalaya has undoubtedly inspired many artists. This photo feature is a selection of nine photographs from Ashok Dilwali’s Himalayas : Black & White. The collection spans a period of four decades and offers glimpses of various regions of the Himalaya during different seasons and times of day. Moreover, Himalayas : Black & White pays homage to one of Dilwali’s heroes – his guru, as he puts it, and ostensibly one of the most renowned landscape photographers of all time, Ansel Adams. The photographs, in black and white, are interspersed with quotes by and about Adams. This collection attempts to show the range of Dilwali’s technique and travels, as well as the many moods of the Himalaya that he has managed to capture. Ansel Adams once said, ‘A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words’. Dilwali’s photographs speak for themselves.
Rugged Surface, Ladakh
In Moonlight, Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand
Ask yourself, ‘Why am I seeing and feeling this? How am I growing? What am I learning?’ Remember: Every coincidence is potentially meaningful
Warming up for the day, Pangi valley, H.P.
A painter works with colours while a photographer works with light. In his work light is the most dominant factor which makes his work so unique and powerful. Impact of light is immense and uses it to the fullest measure
A giant feather in the Sky, Lahaul, H.P.
Crows, Leh, Ladakh
Panch Chuli Massif, West Face, Uttarakhand
Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and the wonder surrounding him
Near Fotu la, J & K
Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real